New River CTC’s Welding programs are offered at the Advanced Technology Center in Ghent, WV and the welding lab located near the Greenbrier Valley Campus, in Lewisburg, WV. The programs are structured to incorporate a large amount of hands-on learning opportunities. Students participate in a variety of lab projects and individual assignments to learn and refine welding skills as well as community outreach activities. Students have the opportunity to sit for American Welding Society (AWS) national certifications at our AWS testing site at the Lewisburg location.
The facilities consist of seventeen individual booths that are equipped to provide training in the four main welding processes, OFW (oxy-fuel), SMAW (Stick), GMAW (MIG), and GTAW(Tig). The Welding labs have a comprehensive array of metal working equipment including a metal sheer, CNC plasma torch, an ironworker, a plate roller, and individual fabrication tables.
This is a two-semester certificate program designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in basic shop and repair welding. Topics covered will include fabrication and basic construction using various welding techniques. For more information, contact Brad Veneri at firstname.lastname@example.org or 304-929-3301.
Total Program Hours: 30
Graduates of the welding program can find a career in several fields of their choice. Careers include building trade apprenticeships, repair welding, pipefitter/welder, power industy welding, production welding, aircraft welding, pressure vessel construction, structural steel welding, soldering and brazing, automotive welding and fabricator. Basic skills of welding are the same across several industries, so welders can easily shift from one industry to another, depending on where they are needed.
PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
- Identify safe work environments and understand safe work practices using welding tools and equipment.
- Weld in most positions on plate using shielded metal arc welding and gas metal arc welding processes.
- Cut ferrous and nonferrous metals using oxy-fuel and plasma equipment.
- Read and interpret welding blueprints, codes, and specifications.