Advanced Welding-CSC

Career Requirements

Good motor skills are critical in welding careers. Welding employers look for good hand-eye coordination and vision. Strength and stamina are also necessary qualities. Welders must lift as much as 100 pounds and carry 50 pounds, and may spend hours stooping, kneeling, crawling, walking, and standing. In addition, welding may require work outside, in bad weather, or in confined spaces.

Program Information

The Advanced Welding CSC offers those who either already possess a welding certificate or have prior welding experience to advance their skills expand career options. Enrollment eligibility will be left to the discretion of the instructor.

Minimum credits: 16

Length: 1-3 Semesters

Career opportunities: 

  • Advanced welder: $43,980 Job growth: 4% through 2024
  • *Median salaries job growth nationwide as of 2015. Source:

Division: Workforce Services

Contact: 434.797.6437

Program Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Sit for 4 additional American Welding society welding certifications
  2. Understand the different types and benefits of welding certifications.
  3. Better prepare welding coupons for more successful testing
  4. Apply welding procedures and fabricating skills to building projects similar to industry.

Note: MTE 1 2 3 prerequisite required for CAD 233.

Course Sequence

Course Sequence Lecture Hours Lab Hours Hours in Class Credits
WEL 138Pipe and Tube Welding 1 3 4 2
WEL 195 Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) - Aluminum 1 3 4 2
WEL 295 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) - Aluminum 1 3 4 2
WEL 237 Applied Welding Processes 1 8 9 5
WEL 244 Weld Testing and Codes 1 6 7 3
WEL 235 Adv. Gas Metal Arc Welding 1 6 7 3
  7 25 32 16

For course descriptions view the college catalog