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TVCC's welding program is designed to get you the hands-on, industry skills needed for a new career. With one-year and two-year programs, you can choose the training you want to get you out of the lab and into a new career. Welding graduates are in high-demand locally and nationally. Our program is designed to prepare you for certification with the American Welding Society (AWS), with an emphasis on MIG, TIG, stick arc, plasma, flux core, shielded metal arc, and other welding processes.

Degrees and Certificates

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Combination Welder
CERT - Career Pathways Certificate

Allows a student to obtain the very basics in welding practices and application. This is designed as a step-out point for students who are not going to use welding as a full time career but as part of a skill needed for other types of employment.

Welding Industrial Technology
AAS - Associate of Applied Science

This degree provides training for entry-level skills and related technical knowledge necessary for advancement in the metals welding industry. Upon satisfactory completion students will be able to weld all types of joints, including piping, and perform oxyacetylene welding and cutting, shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, and fluxed cored arc welding. They will plan and layout work for drawings, blueprints and other written specifications; demonstrate knowledge of the welding properties of metals and alloys; and establish and maintain a safe working environment. This degree is designed for students wishing to directly enter the workforce. It is not designed for transfer to a four-year institution, although some coursework may be transferable. Students who wish to transfer coursework are strongly encouraged to work closely with their TVCC advisor to develop a transfer plan and to identify and contact an advisor at their chosen transfer institution. A minimum of 90 credits and a minimum grade point average of 2.0 are needed to graduate with a degree.

Welding Technology
1YR - Certificate (One Year)

Students successfully completing the certificate program are prepared to enter or advance in the welding field. Students may also choose individual certifications in MIG, TIG, Arc, and Pipe Welding. All courses in this certificate may be applied to the Welding Technology Associate of Applied Science degree. A minimum grade point average of 2.0 is required to obtain the certificate.