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Program Overview

This course introduces the principles of industrial safety. Emphasis is placed on industrial safety and OSHA regulations. This course also introduces metal arc welding and flux core arc welding processes. Topics include equipment setup and fillet and groove welds with emphasis on application of GMAW and FCAW electrodes on carbon steel plate. In addition, the course introduces the gas tungsten arc (TIG) welding process. Topics include correct selection of tungsten, polarity, gas, and proper filler rod with emphasis placed on safety, equipment setup, and welding techniques.

Employment Opportunities:

Upon completion of this course, individuals should be able to apply for entry level positions with welding/fabrication, construction, industrial and manufacturing companies.

Instructional Format: Face-to-face class meetings to include lecture, demonstration and hands-on practice, and simulation of scenarios.

Program Contacts:

Jill Harding

Director - Pilot Center and Occupational Programs

Workforce Certificate Courses


WLD-3106 Welding

Total credits needed to graduate: 464 Hours

Additional testing information:

Program Costs

Cost: $183 plus associated books, tools, and supplies

Virginia residents pay the same tuition rate as in-state students for Workforce, Technologies & Community Education (WTCE) certifications and courses.

Many grant and scholarship opportunities are available as well. Please complete the WTCE Scholarship and Financial Aid Form and a counselor will review your information to see if you are eligible for assistance.

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Brandon Landry vertical
It’s a great place to learn welding. The instructors are very qualified, and your education can take you far if you put in the work.

Brandon Landry

SCC Graduate

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