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Welding Classes to Start at Surry in July

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Surry Community College will be offering two welding classes starting in July: Farm Repair and Fabrication and Basic Welding. Tuition assistance is available for both classes.

Farm Repair and Fabrication will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 7 through Dec. 10, from 6 to 10 p.m. at The Yadkin Center, 1001 College Drive, Yadkinville. This course is design to develop skill in SMAW or Stick welding, which is commonly used for farm equipment repair. Upon completion, students should be able to perform structural welds on thick carbon steel and sheet metal welds with various SMAW electrodes. The course is a total of 180 hours. Pre-registration and payment of $183 are required plus a supply fee.

A Basic Welding Course will be offered Monday through Thursday, July 13 through Aug. 6, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Surry Community College, 630 S. Main St., Dobson. This course introduces basic welding equipment and processes. Topics include setup, programming, and operation of basic welding and cutting equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to set up, maintain, and operate basic GMAW (MIG) and SMAW (Stick) welding equipment and perform basic welding operations on mild steel. The course is a total of 96 hours. Pre-registration and payment of $183 are required plus a supply fee.

Virginia residents will pay the same tuition rate as North Carolina students for these Workforce Training courses. There are many grants and scholarship opportunities available to help pay for many of these courses. Complete the form at surry.edu/funding to see if you are eligible. Surry Community College can assist students with job search, job applications, and resumes. For more information or to register for a class, call (336) 386-3618 or email pilotcenter@surry.edu. You may also register online.

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