Cindy Galbavy

I am one of the welding teachers at Helena High School. I teach one Welding I, Welding II, Welding III, Welding IV Technologies and Welding/Manufacturing Co-op.

I am also the advisor for Helena High School American Welding Society Club

Please see our AWS Club Facebook Page

Welding I Technology

The Welding I Technology class is an introduction to the most common types of welding procedures. The student will have hands on experience using different welding processes such as shielded metal arc welding, oxy-acetylene welding/cutting and gas metal arc welding. Good shop procedures and proper safety practices will be emphasized throughout the course.

Welding II Technology

The Welding II Technology class is an introduction to the advance types of welding procedures. The student will have hands on experience using different welding processes such as Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (TIG), FCAW (Flux Core), and Plasma Arc. Good shop procedures and proper safety practices will be emphasized throughout the course.

You can earn dual credit through Helena College and Missoula College for this class.

Welding III Technology

The Welding III Technology class is the advance types of welding procedures. The student will have hands on experience using different welding processes such as Shielded Metal Arc, Oxy-Acetylene, Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (TIG), FCAW (Flux Core), and Plasma Arc. Each student will have to build one or more projects.  Good shop procedures and proper safety practices will be emphasized throughout the course.

You can earn dual credit through Helena College and Missoula College for this class.

Welding IV Technology

The Welding IV Technology class is the advance types of welding procedures. The student will have hands on experience using different welding processes such as Shielded Metal Arc, Oxy-Acetylene, Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (TIG), FCAW (Flux Core), and Plasma Arc. This class is project based and the student will have to build 5 or more projects per semester. The student will practice the certification test and have the ability to become AWS certified welder. Good shop procedures and proper safety practices will be emphasized throughout the course.

You can earn dual credit through Helena College and Missoula College for this class.

Welding/Manufacturing Work Co-op

Cooperative welding/manufacturing education is a program in which welding students who, through a cooperative arrangement between the school and employers, receives classroom instruction and related on-the-job training in a welding occupation. Students enrolled in Welding II classes are eligible to apply for Welding/Manufacturing Working  Co-op Experience. Students accepted for this program will be released from school one class period each day upon availability of employment, and will work in a Helena-area business for at least minimum wage. School credit and grade reflect the number of hours worked and the quality of performance on the job. Students must maintain acceptable classroom grades in order to remain eligible for release time and credit. Students furnish transportation and must be 17 years old to participate.

Cindy Galbavy's Schedule

  • 0-1period 7:25-9:10 Mondays- 7:32-9:03

    Welding II, III,IV

  • 2 period 9:15-10:10 Mondays- 9:08-9:56

    Department Chair

  • 3-4 period 10:15-11:05 Mondays- 10:01-11:32

    Welding II, III, IV

  • 5 period 12:33-1:25 Mondays- 12:11-12:54

    Welding I

  • 6 period 1:30-2:20 Mondays- 12:59-1:42

    Prep