Required Supplies

You are preparing to enter the profession of welding, and like other technical crafts, it requires specialized tools and equipment. By purchasing the following items, you will be more ready to enter the work force, and you will lessen the budgetary impact on our department and keep laboratory fees affordable. Remember that quality tools cost more initially, but over time, they are actually less expensive. They are more durable and will give you pride of ownership for years to come.

Supply Lists on this page

  • Technical Welding Supply List (printable)
  • Architectural and Ornamental Metals Supply List (printable)
  • Continuing Education Supply List (printable)

Technical Welding Courses Supply List

You are required to have the items on this list for the following technical welding courses:

  • WLDG 1417: Introduction to Layout and Fabrication
  • WLDG 1428: Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding
  • WLDG 1430: Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding
  • WLDG 1434: Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
  • WLDG 1435: Introduction to Pipe Welding- API 1104
  • WLDG 1457: Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding
  • WLDG 2179: Welder Qualification
  • WLDG 2431: Advanced Blueprint Interpretation and Cost Analysis
  • WLDG 2435: Advanced Layout and Fabrication
  • WLDG 2451: Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
  • WLDG 2453: Advanced Pipe Welding- ASME Section IX
  • WLDG 2471: Structural Connections

Safety glasses*
Welding hood with replacement cover lenses *
Welding cap
Boots or high-top shoes*
Gauntlets or gloves, according to your class*
Leather sleeves or jacket – (Not required if only taking WLDG 1434 – Intro to GTAW)*
Long sleeve heavy cotton work shirt*
Cutting glasses, shade 3 or 5*
Hand wire brush*
Chipping hammer*
Vice Grip™ 10R, or 10WR, or 10CR, or 12LC (at least one vice grip)*
Striker with flint replacements*
needle-nose pliers with side cutter, if taking a GMAW course (Welder’s Plier such as Welpers™ recommended)*
12” combination square with steel blade, or 6”speed square*
4½” diameter angle grinder** – must have by end of week 2
Extra grinding disks (1/4”x4 ½”)** – must have by end of week 2
Extra wire wheels (4 ½”) **- must have by end of week 2
retractable tape measure **- must have by end of week 2
Ear plugs **- must have by end of week 2
2-lb ball or cross peen hammer
10” crescent wrench
Tool box or bucket or tool bag
Face shield with clear lenses
Oxy/Fuel tip cleaner
¼” center punch
½” cold chisel
Vice Grips™, two 11R each
Pipe wrap: medium size

Architectural and Ornamental Metals Supply List

Students are required to have the items on this list for the following art metals courses; your instructor may provide more details:

  • WLDG 1401: Metalsmithing
  • WLDG 1405: Art Metals
  • WLDG 1408: Metal Sculpture
  • WLDG 1477: Coppersmithing
  • WLDG 1478: Architectural Hardware
  • WLDG 1479: Functional and Sculptural Forging
  • WLDG 2440: Studio Problems in Art Metals (Advanced Sculpture)
  • WLDG 2441: Power Hammer
  • WLDG 2477: Toolmaking
  • WLDG 2478: Advanced Metalsmithing

Shirts: Heavy cotton long sleeve shirt
Pants: Cotton and must not be frayed
Shoes: Leather, or fire resistant. No tennis shoes
Gloves: Leather gauntlet or all leather work gloves
Pliers: 10-inch locking pliers or Channel lock pliers
Safety Glasses: ANSI-approved
Ear plugs or muffs
Cutting glasses, goggles, or face shield: Shade 5
Striker with flint replacements
Oxy-Fuel tip cleaner
Soapstone with holder
Needle nose pliers with side cut
20’ Tape measure
Tool Box, Bucket, or Tool Bag
4 ½” angle grinder
Wire wheels
Grinding discs
Flap discs
Welder’s cap
Welding hood with replacement


Continuing Education Supply List

Students are required to have the items on this list for the following continuing education courses:

  • WLDG 1009 Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welding
  • WLDG 1043 Intermediate Arc Welding
  • WLDX 3002 Welded Steel SculptureSafety glasses: ANSI-approved with shatter-proof lenses & side shields

Ear Plugs: reusable rubber or disposable sponge plugs
Shirts: should be made of cotton and have long sleeves
Pants: should be made of cotton and must not have cuffs
Boots: high-top shoes also acceptable but fabric shoes not permitted
Gloves: leather gauntlet style to protect from embers and arc burns
Cap: welder’s cloth cap with downward bill to protect from sparks
Locking pliers: for handling hot metal
Welding hood: for electric arc welding, lens shade #10
Cutting goggles: for oxy-fuel welding, cutting, and brazing; lens shade #5.
Chipping hammer: for removing slag
Hand wire brush: for cleaning metal and welds