Workforce Certificate, Skills Training, On Campus
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.
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.
Articulation to Curriculum Courses:
WLD 121 - GMAAW MIG Plate
WLD 131 - GTAW TIG Plate
ISC 122 - Industrial Safety
Total credits needed to graduate: 288 Hours
Additional testing information:
Cost: $183 plus associated books, tools, and supplies
Virginia residents pay the same tuition rate as in-state students.
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.
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.
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