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Certificate (C)


The certificate in welding prepares students for work as an apprentice welder. The Welding Program is accredited by the American Welding Society (AWS) Schools Excelling through National Skills Standards Education (SENSE) program.

Program Requirements and Special Conditions

This program has a limited enrollment. Students must provide their own personal protection safety equipment. Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students must also complete placement tests (or equivalent) in English and mathematics, and scores will be used for appropriate course placement. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should see a counselor and returning students their advisor for more information.

Program Curriculum

1st Semester Credits Standard Course Options
WEL 150 Welding Drawing and Interpretation 2  
MTH 103 Applied Technical Mathematics I 3  
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1  
WEL 116 Oxyfuel Welding 2  
SAF 130 OSHA-10 1  
WEL 123 Shielded Metal Arc Welding (Basic) 3  
Total Credits 12  
2nd Semester Credits Standard Course Options
WEL 250 Welding Quality Control & Inspection 3  
WEL 130 Insert Gas Welding 3  
WEL 160 Gas Metal Arc Welding 3  
Total Credits 9  
3rd Semester Credits Standard Course Options
ENG 115 Technical Writing 3 ENG 111
WEL 175 Semi-Automatic Processes 3  
PSY 126 Psychology for Business and Industry 3  
Total Credits 9  
4th Semester Credits Standard Course Options
WEL 124 Shielded Metal Arc Welding (Advanced) 3  
WEL 141 Welder Qualification Tests I 3  
Total Credits 6  
Total Credits For Program 36  

Notes and Additional Curriculum Options

  1. Part-time students should consult their faculty advisors regarding appropriate course sequences.

For additional information on this program, please contact the Division of Engineering, Business and Public Services: 804-706-5121 (Chester) or 804-594-1480 (Midlothian).

2015-2016 College Catalog & Student Handbook


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