It took the standard 7 months, I learned the basics to welding and welding processes however the classroom could have been a bit more comprehensive and most teachers could teach well but not all of them. It helped get me a job in the sense that it was a small step ahead of most due to the fact that I knew how to weld and know how to operate machinery. A shop is a very different thing from the lab environment and there are things that the lab could have done to better prepare me for it. I feel that due to my time in school I learned to be proficient and have the confidence I needed to gain employment in the welding field. Tulsa welding school will have my eternal thanks for pushing my life forward and showing me that, no matter the age, skill or confidence level that anyone can really do anything they want and with hard work and desire to learn anything truly is possible.