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SVCC Catalog/Handbook 2017-2018

100 Southside Virginia

100 Southside Virginia Community College WELDING Award: Certificate Length: Thirty-seven credit hour program Purpose: Provide advanced welding skill training that will be useful in a broad range of industrial careers. Program Description: This curriculum provides both hands-on training and a detailed knowledge base in the most prevalent welding and cutting processes used in industry today. Students will also become proficient with metalworking tools used in manufacturing and fabrication, learn to read technical drawings, develop basic hand drafting skills, and train for welding certification tests in structural plate and pressure pipe. Welding is a manual skill that takes many, many years to master. The welding certificate program provides a firm foundation of skills students will be able to build their career upon. Course Title Hours Lab FIRST SEMESTER SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1 WEL 120 Introduction to Welding 1 3 3 WEL 123 Shielded Metal Arc Welding (Basic) 2 3 3 WEL 160 Gas Metal Arc Welding 2 3 3 WEL 164 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 2 3 3 Total 9 9 13 SECOND SEMESTER WEL 124 Shielded Metal Arc Welding (Advanced) 2 3 3 WEL 150 Welding Drawing and Interpretation 3 0 3 WEL 195 Topics in Welding 3 0 3 WEL 116 Welding I (Oxy-Acetylene) 1 3 2 Total 9 6 11 THIRD SEMESTER WEL 126 Pipe Welding I 2 3 3 ENG EEE English Elective 3 0 3 WEL 138 Pipe and Tube Welding (TIG) 1 3 2 MAC 131 Machine Lab I 1 2 2 EEE General Education Elective 3 0 3 Total 10 8 13 Total credits ..................................................................................................................................................................37

CAREER STUDIES CERTIFICATES Programs of Study 101