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A blacksmith is a tradesman who fabricates objects out of iron by hot and cold forging on an anvil. Students will be trained in metallurgy on selecting tools, basic tool making and forging, building simple projects, designs, techniques and history. Students will be instructed on safety guidelines including proper handling and use of all equipment - both electric and LPG gas. Students will also learn team concepts and working with other smiths. Both oxy-acetyleen and forge welding will be learned. Our Blacksmithing program will allow students to build several of their own tools for course operation as well as learn the art of forge welding.

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Careers, Potential Earnings & Market Growth Rates

Craft and fine artists

2018 median pay: $48,960 per year; $23.54 per hour
Job outlook, 2016-26: six percent (as fast as average)

Welders, cutters, solderers and brazers

2018 median pay: $41,380 per year; $19.89 per hour
Job outlook, 2016-26: six percent (as fast as average)


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Degrees and Certificates

Upon successful completion of course, graduates will receive a certificate of completion within two to three weeks after class ends.


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Office: 254-526-1586

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