College welding courses can not only be a HUGE waste of time for hobby welding, but also a big waste of money.
Considering that the prices of welding equipment has dropped significantly, and you don’t have to spend a ton of money to get started you can learn to weld at home.
If you read what I’m about to tell you it could save you up to $20,000 (the cost of many college welding schools), and save you from going into a lot of unnecessary debt just to learn how to weld.
If you decide to stop reading this, then you may put yourself into a lot of debt and unnecessary time spent attending a college welding school in the future.
3 Reasons Why College Welding Classes Are A Waste Of Money
1: Welding machines can be purchased for very little money.
You can buy welding machines that will make beautiful and strong welds at your local Home Depot store.
2: You won’t have to quit your full time job to attend.
Working part time and trying to go to college welding school can be very difficult, and most people just can’t afford to do it.
3: You won’t put yourself into MASSIVE debt.
College welding classes can cost up to $20,000 to attend and take several years to complete.
You can take college welding classes from home
You can learn to weld from your own home, and you don’t need any college welding courses to do it. You don’t even need a huge and expensive welder to get started. You can use a cheap welding machine for under $200 to become a welder, like the one pictured here.
The main thing you’re paying for when you attend a college welding course is the use of their welding machines to practice. You can buy just as good of a welder as they use for dirt cheap, and the best part is that you get to keep the equipment.
In my opinion the college welding schools are way overpriced when compared to the fact that what makes you a good welder is how much practice you put into it.
When you have your own welding gear at home you can learn at your own pace. Plus if you want to get certified as a welder you can take the test as soon as you feel comfortable.
After all, you would spend your time in school with the ultimate goal of getting certified. Is a welding certification worth $20,000 to you, or would you rather practice at home and take the test for a LOT less money.
Instead, take college welding classes at home, in your spare time
So, go and take a look at some of the cheap welding machines available at your local Home Depot or Lowe’s Store. You can also look online at eBay, or many other welding suppliers.
My suggestion would be to find a mig welder to begin with since most of the smaller ones run off a 110 volt outlet, so you can weld right out of the box in a household outlet.