Length: One-year Program – Two semesters
Purpose: With industries in Virginia using more and varied types of welding, there is a need for training personnel to meet their requirements. The Welding curriculum is designed to train persons for full-time employment upon completion of the Program.
Welder or Fitter-Welder
Admission Requirements: Students must meet the general admission requirements established by the College.
Program Requirements: The Welding program is designed to prepare students to work as welders and to provide them with an introduction to the basic problems associated with the various types of equipment and materials used in welding. In addition to the courses in welding, students will receive instruction in blueprint reading, computer applications, machine shop practices, applied mathematics, and basic occupational communications.
Students successfully completing the sequence of two semesters receive a Certificate of Completion in Welding. Job opportunities for welders exist in many areas, primarily in the manufacturing and service industries.
|Course Number||Course Title||Lecture Hours||Lab Hours||Course Credits|
|MAC 161||Machine Shop Practices I||2||3||3|
|WEL 150||Welding Drawing and Interpretation||3||0||3|
|MTH 103||Applied Technical Mathematics I||3||0||3|
|WEL 117||Oxyacetylene Welding & Cutting||2||3||3|
|WEL 123||Arc Welding I||2||3||3|
|WEL 130||Inert Gas Welding||3||0||3|
|ENG 100||Basic Occup. Communication||3||0||3|
|MTH 104||Applied Technical Mathematics II||3||0||3|
|MAC 162||Machine Shop Practices II||2||3||3|
|WEL 160||Semi-Auto. Welding Processes||2||3||3|
|WEL 126||Pipe Welding I||2||3||3|
|SDV 106||Prep. for Employment||1||0||1|
|WEL 141||Welder Qualification Tests I||2||3||3|
Total Credits for the Welding Certificate 37