Explore Everything TLC has to Offer!
Don’t Miss Our Open House on April 29, 2022 (12pm-1pm) at our spacious Oxford campus: 11 Buffum Dam Rd, Oxford, MA 01540
This is your chance to get up close and personal with TLC by touring our campus and observing HVAC/R and welding demonstrations from experienced instructors. Speak with our admissions team to learn more about everything TLC offers, including:
*Job placement assistance
*Continuing ed courses to learn new skills or brush up on existing ones
*Financial aid/ payment options,
*Flexible scheduling to work around your schedule
Light refreshments will be available.
RSVP today and see why TLC is the perfect fit for you. Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (508) 987-1852 to register.
Technology Learning Center of Oxford, MA welcomes Alyson Avoglia as the company’s Director of Admissions and Community Relations.
Alyson holds a B.S. in mathematics from Bentley University and has extensive prior experience in the financial services industry. More recently, Alyson has worked in higher education and grants administration, and is an adult education math instructor.
Alyson is excited to contribute to the growth of Technology Learning Center through outreach with local high schools, businesses and community organizations.
Steamfitters work with metals such as carbon and stainless steel, as well as other alloy metals. These metals are shaped through welding and bending to fit specifications for industrial use. Fitters are involved in the process from planning to installation, and will work with tools such as levels, grinders, dies, and welding torches.
A steamfitter will typically create a sketch or a blueprint of a pipe installation, or be called upon to interpret existing blueprints. During this process, the fitter is also responsible for selecting the type and size of the pipe, as well as determining other related materials and equipment that are required for the project. From there, the fitter will manipulate metal to form the pipes according to specifications.
Types of manipulation that a pipefitter will perform on pipes and metal include but are not limited to:
When the pipes are ready, the fitter will transport them on location and install them. The installation is very important and workers must take care to avoid obstructions and also interference with work currently going on in the building. After installation is complete, several tests are performed to check for any leaks, support issues, and performance against high-pressure environments.
Adjustments are made to ensure the system will run smoothly until the next maintenance, which is usually performed by a steamfitter. They can also be called upon to repair existing systems or replace pipes as needed.
TLC Trade School helps Daniel Hurlock prepare for job interviews in the HVAC industry. Daniel applied the tools, knowledge and education he learned at TLC Trade School to convince prospective employers he was the best person for the job.
"It was within a few weeks after applying I had more than one job offer."
At this time, trade schools are not part of phase 1 reopening as defined by Governor Baker.
Therefore, we have designed instructor-led virtual labs with our virtual and online course material. For courses that require lab work, each student will have their own log in to the virtual lab. We will be ready to launch the new system when our "April" classes begin on June 15.
We will be in touch before that time to assign login information and instructions. Please stay tuned and call us at 508-987-1852 if you have any questions.
TLC Specializes in quality instruction combined with hands-on training in Massachusetts. Learn more about our welding program
TLC Welding Classes beginning soon -- see details here
Welders are in high demand in industries ranging from automotive fabrication and motorsports to aerospace, energy and manufacturing, and are particularly in demand for major infrastructure projects including bridges, highways, office buildings, schools, pipelines, power plants, refineries and even spacecraft. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that there will be more than 488,000 job openings for welders by the year 2028.
About the Program
Combines: WELD01 Fundamentals of Welding, WELD02 Gas and Arc Welding Theory, WELD02L Gas and Arc Welding Lab, WELD03 Technical Blueprint Reading, WELD04 MIG Welding Theory, WELD04L MIG, GMAW, and FCAW Welding Lab, WELD05 TIG Welding, WELD06 Pipe Welding, WELD06L Pipe Welding Lab, WELD07 Manufacturing and Repair Techniques
Objective: This program covers general tasks performed by welders; including safety procedures applied during welding and cutting operations. Students will learn to read and interpret welding symbols provided from construction drawings. This program will provide students with the necessary tools to safely set up and operate oxygen and acetylene torches, preheat and torch cut steel, and learn the basics of welding metals by fusion and adding filler metal, along with hand eye coordination and good puddle control. Students will be able to apply skills learned to both construction and manufacturing industries. This program will cover Gas and Arc Welding Theory as well as Technical Blueprint Reading. Students will be able to understand both theories of MIG, TIG, GMAW, and FCAW welding. This program will cover Pipe welding as well as manufacturing and repair techniques.
Course Contact Hours: 800 Clock Hours
Schedule: Day, Full Time – 9:30 am - 2:00 pm – 40 Weeks
Level of Employment: Student qualifies for a Welding Technician position
Great to see TLC grad Tom Belsito having so much success in his career after graduating.
According to Tom: "Since graduating from TLC I've nearly doubled my salary from my previous job.
The teachers at TLC were outstanding and the ability to learn in a hands-on environment was great.
I would highly recommend TLC to anyone looking to make a career change and learn a valuable trade."