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    Jan 27, 2022  
DCC Catalog

Welding, (DIPL)

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Program Info

Minimum credits: 66
Length: 5 semesters, full-time


Career opportunities:

Advanced Welder: $43,980 Job growth: 4% from 2014 to 2024

*Median salaries & job growth nationwide as of 2017. BLS.gov

Division: Workforce Services
Contact: 434.797.6437
Award: Diploma
Plan Code: 707 CIP Code: 48.0508

Program Description

The Diploma in Welding is designed to build upon the Certificate in Welding and provide students with additional skills in advanced welding, robotic welding, NC plasma cutting, weld testing procedures and codes, and layout of fabrication skills.

Program Outcomes: Graduates will be able to:

  • Be prepared to obtain AWS certifications.
  • Program and complete welds using robotic welding processes.
  • Complete welding projects using available hydraulic metal shaping equipment.
  • Use industry purchasing & billing practices.
  • Prepare welded coupons and visual and destructive test for quality.
  • Examine basic welding codes and their effect on quality control.

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