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Welding Technology

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Program Description

Associate’s Degree Program

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

Instruction includes consumable and non-consumable electrode welding and cutting processes. Courses may include math, print reading, metal-lurgy, welding inspection, and destructive and non-destructive testing providing the student with industry-standard skills developed through classroom training and practical application.

Graduates of the Welding Technology curriculum may be employed as entry-level technicians in welding and metalworking 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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Related Programs:
Diploma Level Option: Welding Technology Diploma
Certificate Level Option: Basic Welding
Certificate Level Option: Welding Certification Practices