This program is now full, please consider signing up for our waitlist! In this seven-session special topics welding course, participants will gain a deep understanding of the marine welding processes, understanding the environmental and process-based concerns associated with welding in a marine environment while learning the basics of GMAW (MIG) and GTAW (TIG) processes. Through these sessions, students will explore different ferrous and non-ferrous metals, focused on steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and copper-based alloy while gaining understanding of galvanic scale, different metals, and degradation above and below the waterline.

All except for session two will be held at Chesapeake College in Wye Mills, with session two to be held in CBMM’s working Shipyard. No prior welding experience necessary. All tools and materials are included with the cost of registration.

*Full and partial participant scholarships are available. Interested participants can email Shipyard Education Programs Manager Jenn Kuhn at jkuhn@cbmm.org for more information. Scholarship opportunities for this course are supported by CBMM’s Regional Folklife Center under the Maryland Traditions program of the Maryland State Arts Council.

Dates/Times: Mondays, March 27–May 8, 6–8:30pm (see session schedule below)
Location: Chesapeake College and CBMM Shipyard
Cost: $850*, with a 20% discount for CBMM Members





Session 1 – Basics of welding – GMAW on steel
Session 2 – Metals in marine environments
Session 3 – Basics of welding – GTAW on steel
Session 4 – GTAW on stainless steel
Session 5 – GTAW brazing and welding copper alloys
Session 6 – GTAW welding on Aluminum, spool gun welding
Session 7 – Open session- bring a part for consult – Non-Ferrous Wire welding