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Welding Technology

Program Description

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.

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A.A.S., B.S., B.A.
Program Head, Welding
MAIN CAMPUS - Henderson
(252) 738-3338

Program Details

Discover the specifics of our programs, including required tools and career outlook information.

Students should supply their own:

  • welding helmet
  • welding gloves
  • safety glasses

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

Students enrolled in pre-approved continuing education training courses may request awarded credit in corresponding curriculum programs. They must first register, pay, and pass the continuing education course with a grade of satisfactory. In order to request awarded credit, the student must be enrolled in the corresponding curriculum program.

The credit will be awarded by the appropriate department with a grade of “PR”, Credit for Prior Learning. The credit hours of the course will count toward graduation at VGCC but may not transfer to other colleges or universities.

For a more comprehensive list of Continuing Education courses and their corresponding curriculum programs, please visit Approved CE to CU Prior Learning Credits.

Approved Prior Learning Equivalences

CE Course Taken Equivalent CU Course Credit Hours Awarded Effective Date
WLD 3106N Intro. To Welding, 10.15 CEUs WLD 212 Inert Gas Welding 2 October 14, 2019