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Welding 995-01

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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.

Occupational Objectives:

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 NumberCourse TitleLecture HoursLab HoursCourse Credits
First Semester
MAC 161Machine Shop Practices I233
WEL 150Welding Drawing and Interpretation303
MTH 103Applied Technical Mathematics I303
WEL 117Oxyacetylene Welding & Cutting233
WEL 123Arc Welding I233
WEL 130Inert Gas Welding303
Second Semester
ENG 100Basic Occup. Communication303
MTH 104Applied Technical Mathematics II303
MAC 162Machine Shop Practices II233
WEL 160Semi-Auto. Welding Processes233
WEL 126Pipe Welding I233
SDV 106Prep. for Employment101
WEL 141Welder Qualification Tests I233

Total Credits for the Welding Certificate  37

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