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Required Supplies

Supplies for All Welding

When earning any welding certificate or degree at Mountain View College, you will need the following supplies:

  • Welding hood (shade 10): a mask to shield your face from the heat
  • Safety glasses
  • Pliers
  • Leather gloves
  • Ear plugs
  • Wire brush: to clean your base material

Supplies for SMAW (Stick) and GMAW (MIG)

For SMAW (Stick) and GMAW (MIG) certification classes you will also need:

  • Wire cutting pliers
  • Chipping hammer: to chip away impurities from your weld
  • Cutting goggles
  • Striker: to ignite fuel
  • Tip cleaner: to clean your torch
  • Wire brush: to clean your base material

Supplies for GTAW (TIG)

For GTAW (TIG) certification classes you will also need:

  • 2 percent thoriated tungsten electrode (size 3/32 X 7 inches)

Oxy-Fuel Supplies

Attending an OXY-FUEL class? Do not worry about the above supplies. You will simply need:

  • cutting goggles
  • a striker
  • a tip cleaner
  • pliers and safety glasses

Optional Equipment

Working on a personal project? The following equipment may be beneficial:

  • Plasma cutting consumables
  • Tape measure
  • Hammer(s)
  • C-clamp
  • 4 ½” angle grinder
  • Welding square
  • Soap stone
  • File
  • Vice grip pliers

Textbooks

What textbooks you will need depends on which welding course you are taking (prices vary). To buy textbooks, visit our textbooks page.