"I looked into the Front Range and Red Rocks Community College ones and found that its rather complicated getting into those classes. You essentially would be in classes with people getting a full welding associates degree, and there are pre-requisite classes you have to take first. They also aren't cheap at around $700-1000 for the whole series of classes plus materials fees and the class is at least one day a week if not two or three. I couldn't find anything more basic then that they offer though, and they might be willing to work with someone who just wants to learn how to weld without getting all the degrees and certifications that the full program offers.
I've never talked to anyone who has taken the General Air classes, but I've always wanted to attend one. I still technically have a free class from when I bought my welder, but that was like 4 or 5 years ago so I don't know if they'll still let me use it. Looking at the curriculum it seems like a good class, and they have both basic and advanced for both MIG and TIG as well as plasma and some other stuff.
Like Chris said though, if all you want to do is a bit of home fab, with a bit of basic instruction you can learn MIG pretty easily by just trial and error and watching others do it. I'd be happy to set you up and let you stick some metal together if you just wanted to get some time on a welder. I can't offer an expert hand at it or give you much technical knowledge, but certainly enough to 1) Be Safe and 2) enough to start with.
If someone knows of a more thorough but not full on welding class that is designed more for hobbyists at a CC, then I'd definitely be interested in it. I feel like I can lay down a steady bead and have good strength with my welds, but there is a whole another world of heat levels and proper technical ability that I find really interesting and would love to learn more about with a guided curriculum rather then just whatever information I can find on the internet (which is a valuable resource too)."
That's what I was thinking that it would be way expensive and for people looking to make a career out of it. General air is a little ways a way but might have to work. I really just want to know some basic stuff like safety, how to work a welder, and how to weld and what not. I've never touched a welder in my life to know how or what to do with it so I'm really just looking for a class just to teach me how to do the stuff then I go off a teach myself on how to do things and other stuff. I would really like to know before I head out to college to maybe get a better job then working at a deli.