WEL : Special Topics


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.  


Sessions 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 will be held at Chesapeake College in Wye Mills, with session 2 to be held in the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s working Shipyard. No prior welding experience necessary. All tools and materials are included with the cost of registration. 



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



Staff program lead: Jenn Kuhn, jkuhn@cbmm.org, 410-745-4980.