2020-2021 College Catalog 
    Sep 24, 2022  
2020-2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Welding Technology: Basic (221-995-01) Career Studies Certificate

Purpose:  This program is designed for students with no previous experience in welding, as well as for individuals currently employed in the welding field who wish to upgrade their skills. Individuals entering the Welding Career Studies Certificate (CSC) should consider this program as a means of developing or advancing their job skills over a one-year period of time and as a means of acquiring the skills necessary to test for the various levels of welding certification.

Educational or Occupational Objectives: The Basic Welding Career Studies Certificate is a response to the short-term training needs of many adults in our service region. It is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to obtain employment in the welding field. The fundamental objective of the program is to teach students how to weld. Individuals trained in this program must be able to meet welding performance demands of industry; consequently, a minimum amount of time is spent on book and classroom study with most of the time used on supervised welding practice.

Program Recommendation: This program requires good motor skills, good hand-eye coordination, and good vision which are critical in welding careers. Strength and stamina are also necessary qualities as welders may be required to lift as much as 100 pounds and carry 50 pounds, and may spend hours stooping, kneeling, crawling, walking, and standing.

Semester Total Credits 13

Semester Total Credits 6

Total Minimum Credits 19

Program Information (STEM)

For additional information about this program visit the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics webpage, stop by room 321 Hastings Hall, phone 757-825-2898, or email stemoffice@tncc.edu.