Welding CSC
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Welding

Career Studies Certificate

PURPOSE: Employment opportunities exist for individuals proficient in advanced welding techniques. 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.

OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Opportunities for graduates include construction welder, fabrication welder, and welding supply salesperson.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: General college curricular admission

 

Order

Course

Title

Credits

1

SAF 130

Industrial Safety - OSHA 10

1

2

WEL 120

Introduction to Welding

2

3

WEL 155

Ornamental Welding

2

4

WEL 160

Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG and FCAW)

3

5

WEL 150

Welding Drawing and Interpretation

2

6

WEL 164

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG)

3

7

WEL 124

Shielded Metal Arc Welding Advanced

3

TOTAL

Welding Career Studies Certificate

16

 

3.09.20


Name Program Email Phone
Michael Vaughan Welding CSC MVaughan@reynolds.edu 804/523-5941

 

Common Job Titles1: Aluminum Welder; Assembly Line Brazer; Brazer; Connector; Electronic Technician; Fabrication Welder; Fabricator; Fitter/Welder; Maintenance Welder; Mig Welder; Production Technician; Refrigeration Brazer/Solderer; Refrigeration Specialist; Solderer; Sub Arc Operator; Welder; Welder-Fitter; Welder/Fabricator; Wirer


Labor Market Statistics (Richmond, MSA)

Projected Employment (2029): 1,025

Current Wage Range (Entry - Experienced): $30,500 - $52,800


Bright Outlook Bright Outlook occupations are expected to have rapid growth over the next 10-years (employment increase of 10% or more in the Richmond, MSA over the period of 2019-2029) or are expected to have a high demand (projected to have 750 or more job openings in the Richmond, MSA over the period of 2019-2029).

Green Occupation "Green occupations will likely change as a result of the green economy. Green economy activities and technologies are increasing the demand for occupations, shaping the work and worker requirements needed for occupational performance, or generating new and emerging occupations." -- O*NET

1 This program may prepare you for one or more of the listed jobs; however, graduates may not be qualified for all of the jobs listed in this section.

Reynolds Community College makes every attempt to provide students with the best, most accurate information possible. The data was sourced from external agencies (O*NET and JobsEQ) on January 29, 2020.