Metal Arts-Career Studies Certificate

Program Outcomes

Graduates of this program will demonstrate:

  1. Knowledge of various welding techniques
  2. Knowledge of the history of metal arts
  3. Knowledge of various metal manipulation techniques such as casting, forging, and welding
  4. Knowledge of 2d and 3d design principles

Program Information

Learn sculpture, metalsmithing, blacksmithing, copper, and welding, along with Build Your Business classes with skills to help graduates sell their work.

Minimum credits: 25

Length: 2 semesters (1 year), if suggested full-time course sequence is followed.

Career opportunities: This CSC is designed for students interested in working with metals as an artist or artisan. The nature of these fields is largely self-employed.

Division: Business, Engineering, & Industrial Technologies

Contact: 434.797.8440 or 434.797.8474

Course Sequence

First semester Lecture Hours Lab Hours Hours in Class Credits
WEL 116 Welding I (Oxyacetylene) 1 3 4 2
WEL 121 Arc Welding 1 3 4 2
ART 95 Topics in ? Appreciation of Sculpture 1 0 1 1
ART 121 Drawing 1 1 4 5 3
ART 295 Topics in Metal Sculpture 1 1 7 9 3
Total 6 17 23 13
Second Semester Lecture Hours Lab Hours Hours in Class Credits
ART 295 Topics in Metal Sculpture 2 2 7 9 5
WEL 135 Inert Gas Welding 1 3 4 2
ART 298 Capstone Project 0 10 10 5
Total 3 20 23 12

For course descriptions view the college catalog.