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At SWCC’s AWS ATF (American Welding Society Accredited Test Facility), an AWS Certified Welding Inspector is available to certify in a variety of weld processes. Your welding credentials received at SWCC’s AWS ATF are nationally recognized.

SWCC offers low cost testing & student discounted rates along with a free skills evaluation. Download a price list for Certified Welder Tests.

Certified Welding Test Information

G3 assistance can help those who qualify pay for school. Learn more at 

G3 Eligible Programs

G3 Eligible Programs

Program NameCredential
Administration of JusticeAAS (2 year)
Advanced ManufacturingAAS (2 year)
Early Childhood DevelopmentAAS (2 year)
Electrical/ElectronicsAAS (2 year)
Emergency Medical Services TechnologyAAS (2 year)
GerontologyAAS (2 year)
Information Systems TechnologyAAS (2 year)
Mental HealthAAS (2 year)
NursingAAS (2 year)
Occupational Therapy AssistantAAS (2 year)
RadiographyAAS (2 year)
Substance AbuseAAS (2 year)
Early Childhood EducationCertificate
Health Science TechCertificate
Heat/Vent & Air ConditionCertificate
Human Service CertificateCertificate
Law EnforcementCertificate
Practical NursingCertificate
Substance Abuse CounselorCertificate
Advanced EMTCareer Study Certificate
Advanced Precision MachiningCareer Study Certificate
Advanced Studies in ScienceCareer Study Certificate
Advanced Welding and FabricationCareer Study Certificate
Automotive Diagnostics and RepairCareer Study Certificate
CNC and Machine OperationsCareer Study Certificate
Computerized TomographyCareer Study Certificate
Crime Scene TechnologyCareer Study Certificate
CybersecurityCareer Study Certificate
Cybersecurity and Network FundamentalsCareer Study Certificate
Early Childhood EducationCareer Study Certificate
Early Childhood Infant/ToddlerCareer Study Certificate
ElectricalCareer Study Certificate
Electronic Medical Records SpecialistCareer Study Certificate
Health Care TechnicianCareer Study Certificate
Heating, Ventilation and Air ConditioningCareer Study Certificate
Industrial MaintenanceCareer Study Certificate
Intermediate to ParamedicCareer Study Certificate
Manufacturing FabricationCareer Study Certificate
MechatronicsCareer Study Certificate
Medical CodingCareer Study Certificate
Network AdministrationCareer Study Certificate
ParaoptometricCareer Study Certificate
Pharmacy TechnicianCareer Study Certificate
PhlebotomyCareer Study Certificate
Precision MachiningCareer Study Certificate
Software DevelopmentCareer Study Certificate
WeldingCareer Study Certificate
Welding FundamentalsCareer Study Certificate
Carpentry – Level 1FASTFORWARD
Contractor’s LicenseFASTFORWARD
Core-Introductory Craft SkillsFASTFORWARD
Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW)FASTFORWARD
Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)FASTFORWARD
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)FASTFORWARD
Heavy Equipment Operations – Level 1FASTFORWARD
Manufacturing Specialist (MS)FASTFORWARD
Manufacturing Technician 1 (MT1)FASTFORWARD
Masonry – Level 1FASTFORWARD
Pharmacy TechnicianFASTFORWARD
Phlebotomy TechnicianFASTFORWARD
Registered Nurse (Return to Training, Non-credit)FASTFORWARD
Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)FASTFORWARD
Six Sigma Green BeltFASTFORWARD
Work Zone FlaggerFASTFORWARD
ASE Entry-Level Medium/Heavy Truck – BrakesFASTFORWARD
ASE Entry-Level Medium/Heavy Truck – Diesel EnginesFASTFORWARD
ASE Entry-Level Medium/Heavy Truck – Electric/Electronic SystemsFASTFORWARD
ASE Entry-Level Medium/Heavy Truck – Inspection Maintenance and Minor RepairsFASTFORWARD
ASE Entry-Level Medium/Heavy Truck – Suspension/SteeringFASTFORWARD



Adventure Tourism & Outdoor Recreation

The outdoor recreation industry in Virginia generates billions in consumer spending and creates thousands of Virginia jobs. Students can earn a Career Studies Certificate in Adventure Tourism or Outdoor Recreation or an Associates Degree Outdoor Leadership, a specialization of the Business Administration degree program.


Visit the Adventure Tourism & Outdoor Recreation Programs (ATOR) website for more information, contact or call 276-964-7703.

Outdoor Excursions

These activities & events are available to anyone and include outdoor recreation classes such as backpacking, kayaking, mountain biking among others.


Southwest Adventure Team

The Southwest Adventure Team is a school sponsored, student-led group dedicated to having fun in the great outdoors.  If you want to hike, canoe, kayak, backpack, mountain bike, snowboard, or just spend time in the great outdoors – this is the club for you!  We practice, “safety first” and “leave nothing but footprints” values and we also include a few tips on outdoor survival skills, map reading/GPS and first-aid. Consider joining the Southwest Adventure Team for fun and adventure. Potential trips can include:   Hikes to the Channels – Hikes around Hidden Lake –  Kayaking / Canoeing Hidden Lake –    The rock wall and rock climbing –  Mountain biking – Hikes along the Appalachian Trail –  Spelunking

Southwest Adventure Team, Michael Brown, Adviser. Contact: 276-964-7703 or email
SWAT meets weekly in DA-236

$5 membership dues paid each year. Open to students, faculty & staff. Like us on Facebook!

BEIT Division Dean
James E. Dye, Jr.


Angela Miller, Division Assistant
Davis Hall Room 226
(276)964-7277,  Fax# (276)964-7285

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Loretta Beavers, Business Management

Anthony Blevins, Automotive Technology

Michael Brown, Outdoor Recreation & Information Systems Technology

Charles Bundy, Computer Science, Cybersecurity,  Computer Aided Drafting & Design

Crystal Dye, Information Systems Technology, Cybersecurity

Margaret Dye, Accounting, Business Administration

Christopher “Joe” Godsey, Electrical and Mechatronics

Brian Hale, Engineering

Allen Martin, Welding

Nick Nelson, HVAC and Electrical

Steven Olinger, Machining

Janet Rowell, Information Systems Technology

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