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test welderAt 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 AAS (2 year) Programs

  • Administration of Justice
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Electrical/Electronics
  • Information Systems Technology

G3 Eligible Certificate/Diploma Programs

  • Heat/Vent & Air Condition
  • Law Enforcement



G3 Eligible Career Study Certificate Programs

  • Crime Scene Technology
  • Cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity and Network Fundamentals
  • Electrical
  • Electronic Medical Records Specialist
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
  • Industrial Maintenance
  • Manufacturing Fabrication
  • Mechatronics
  • Medical Coding
  • Network Administration
  • Precision Machining
  • Software Development
  • Welding

G3 Eligible FASTFORWARD Programs

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA IT Fundamentals
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
  • Heavy Equipment Operations - Level 1
  • Manufacturing Specialist (MS)
  • Manufacturing Technician 1 (MT1)
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)


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.

atorVisit 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 DA236
$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