Welding - Level 1 -

Welding - Foundation for an Independent Tommorrow & NateOvation.com Institute of Safety and Training | taught by DeCall Thomas

Course description

Definition - Entry Level One - Welder

An Individual employed in this position is considered to possess a prerequisite amount of knowledge, attitude, skills, and habits required to perform routine, predictable, repetitive, and procedural  tasks involving motor skills, and limited theoretical knowledge while working under close supervision.

1. Even, if you have never picked up a hammer in your life, you will be able to succede if you decide to apply your self. 

2. You will start off learning the basics of work it self.  How to read a tape measure. What basic hand tools are. How to use basic hand tools. You  will receive both classroom and shop actual hands on experience.

3. You will have a Class in Forklift driving, You must have this card to operate a fork lift on a construction site or any place of employment requiring you to use a forklift.  A person can get a job just with this certification alone!  But we go way beyond that, because you don't want  a dead end job just in forklift driving, you are after a life long Carear in Iron  working, steel and welding. Forklift drivers a dime a dozen, but Welders are at the top!

4. Then you are registered with the American Welding Society as a Level One Welder trainee.  To Register with the AWS one year membership it is only ($25.00).  American Welding Society AWS is thee training standard ALL welders are judged in the US.  AWS Certification  is what this course is based on. Possessing an AWS Certificate in SMAW, FCAW, GMAW, GTAW, is your keys to success to finding a rewarding carear in Structural Steel.

  • Your progress scores are reported to AWS.  
  • Being registered gives you portability from one employer to another.
  • Salaries - Many Journeymen Welders earn over $100,000 a year in salary and overtime bonuses.
  • Welders are in high demand!

5. Occupational Orientation - Steel and Iron Workers - Level One. Sense Class 

6.  Safety and Health of  Welders

7. Drawing and Welding Symbol Interpretation.

Subjects Covered.

8.   SMAW - Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc   Welding.

9. GMAW - Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding.

10, FCAW - Introduction to Flux Cored Arc Welding.

11. GTAW - Introduction to  Gas Tungsten Arc Welding.

12. Thermal Cutting Processes.

Exclusions: Aluminium and Stainless steel is reserved for Level 2- 3 students.

Payment Plans? Yes! Get started with only $500.00 down and we will work with you on the balances. 

You will need to buy only 2 books. 


DeCall  Thomas
DeCall Thomas
Welding Instructor

Larry Thomas happens to be the best hands on welding instructor in Las Vegas. Robert Vincent happens to be the best Welding Theory Instructor in Las Vegas. Together, we bring you the best there is teaching people how to get a great life in welding.  

Larrie Thomas was welding in Las Vegas after 1964 for different companies like Wells Cargo, TAB, Tiberti etc. In 1977 he established Certified Welding (company). Over the years he worked on many notable projects, mostly Water District jobs, underground pipelines, and heavy equipment. Larrie, along with his brother Bill Thomas, are well known for their work through the 1970's and 80's. Of Larrie's 11 sons, DeCall, and Devin worked in the welding field. Devin as a teenager went into dmascus steel and knife making. DeCall was CEO of Certified Welding Services from 2011-2018 and is now owner of Welding Nevada. We are proud to work as a team with Decall to make our program work better than any other school you can find.

Course Curriculum

Safety and Health of Welders - Welding Level 1 Modual 2 29101-09
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Drawing and Welding Symbol Interpretation SENSE AWS 2.3.3 29201-09 ( level 2)
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2.3.4 SMAW - 29109-09 Shielded Metal Arc Welding - AWS SENSE 4
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2.3.5 - GMAW - 29206-09 - Gas Metal Arc Welding AWS SENSE 5
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2.3.7 GTAW - 29208-09 - Gas Tungsten Arc Welding - AWS SENSE 7
Hide Content MODULE 9: 29106-09 - Welding Inspection and Testing - AWS - SENSE 9
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