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Welding Certification Practices

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Program Description

The Welding Technology curriculum provides students a sound understanding of the science, technology, and applications essential for successful employment in the welding and metal industries.

Instruction includes consumable and non-consumable electrode welding and cutting processes. Courses in math, blueprint reading, metallurgy, welding inspection, and destructive and non- destructive testing provides the student with industry standard skills developed through classroom training and practical applications.

Successful graduates of the Welding Technology curriculum may be employed as entry-level technicians in welding and metal working industries. Career opportunities also exist in construction, manufacturing, fabrication, sales, quality control, supervision, and welding-related self employment.

Students minimum tool requirements for welding:

Students should supply their own welding helmet, welding gloves and safety glasses.

The VGCC Bookstore offers Welding Kits that include the minimum tool requirements as well as some additional recommended tools.

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Degree Level Option: Welding Technology
Diploma Level Option: Welding Technology Diploma
Certificate Level Option: Basic Welding
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