Programs: Professional Welder- Pipe (221-995-79)
Award: Career Studies Certificates 

Program Purpose:

This training program starts with hands-on welding classes, and the majority of classroom experience is through interactive workshop courses. It’s an exciting training program that will prepare you to jump-start your pipe welding career in less than one year.

What will I learn?

  • Each student will learn industry safety, tape measurements, basic math, operate basic hand tools, operate all shop machinery, blueprint reading, basic welding principles and cutting procedures.
  • Weld processes in Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding(GMAW), Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), and Oxy-fuel Gas Welding (OFW), Brazing, and Soldering
  • Out of position welding
  • OFC, PAC, CAC thermal processes
  • Fit, prep, and welding Plate
  • Fit, prep, and welding Pipe (open root E6011)

What qualifications can I receive in this program?

Welding Students are encouraged to take their qualification weld tests. Below is a list of AWS (American Welding Society) qualifications each student can earn while in the Professional Pipe Welding Program.

  • Steel SMAW 6G Pipe, Limited- AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Code
  • Steel SMAW All Position Plate, Limited – AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Code
  • Steel FCAW All Position Plate, Limited – AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Code
  • Steel GTAW 2F Plate, Limited – AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Code
  • Steel GMAW-S 2G Plate, Limited – AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Code
  • Steel GMAW-S 1G Plate, Limited – AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Code

How long will I need to be in College?

Students can complete this program in just three semesters

What job or career can I get with a Professional Pipe Welding CSC?

Upon completion each student will process the skills necessary for entry-level pipe welding positions in welding industry.

All students that successfully complete the Professional Pipe Welding Program with a 3.0 GPA or higher will qualify for a payed apprenticeship with RepairTech LLC.

How much can I earn with a Professional Pipe CSC?

Below are the 2020 Hourly wages for careers in the pipe welding Industry within the Hampton roads workforce region.

https://www.indeed.com/career/pipe-welder/salaries/Hampton-Roads--VA

Want to know more?  Check out the program map and program requirements in the College Catalog.