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    Dec 02, 2021  
DCC Catalog

Welding Technology, (CERT)

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Program Info

Minimum credits: 39
Length: 3 semesters


Career opportunities:

Welder: $39,390-45,260
Job growth: 4% from 2014 to 2024

*Median salaries & job growth nationwide as of 2018. BLS.gov

Division: Workforce Services
Contact: 434.797.6437
Award: Certificate
Plan Code: 995
CIP Code: 48.0508

Program Description

The Certificate in Welding Technology provides a general foundation in welding, including principles of welding and advanced welding skills, different welding techniques used in industry, workplace safety, and an introduction to expected performance and demand of welders in the industry.

Program Coordination: 5 courses of the Basic Welding and Welding CSCs feed into the certificate. Graduates of the certificate program may complete the Welding Diploma with an additional two semesters.

Program Outcomes: Graduates will be able to:

  • Understand and follow industry safety practices.
  • Display manipulative skills with various welding processes to assure adequate weld integrity and appearance.
  • Weld in flat vertical and horizontal positions using the SMAW, GMAW, GTAW processes.
  • Cut metals using the oxyfuel and plasma arc cutting process.
  • Be capable of entering an entry-level welding position with possibility of advancement.

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