So I finally have decided to learn how to TIG, only I'm trying to figure out how to go about it. A bit of background, I've always been interested really in TIG only, I know a little about the limitations and the possibilities related to TIG. I really like how TIG allows you to essentially weld anything, it's clean, no worries of much sparking, and you only really have to worry about argon for gas. The weirdest part is in truth I'm not sure I have much use for TIG other than just around the house and as a hobby. Years ago I did do a lot of work on our cars and that consisted of getting a lot of pieces welded, but in truth I'm not sure I'm going to be doing much of that now.
The local colleges have some night courses that are avaliable, but they're going to be a bit out of the way. The college closest to me has welding courses but they are more geared towards getting a certification in welding which I have no interest in. The college farther away has a course that's just general welding that includes mig, tig, stick and arc.
Of course there's also the part of me that figures I probably can just purchase an entry level TIG and teach myself.
I don't think I'd have a problem teaching myself how to TIG, but I'm wondering if people who have taken some college courses feel that they got something invaluable for attending these courses? One thing I realize right away is I won't really know if what I'm putting together will hold since it'll just be trial and error most of the time.