Welding

Welding a Rod

WELDING I & II – #8672/#8673:

ABOUT:

  • Prepares and links students to employment with local manufacturers i.e. Newport News Shipbuilding, Liebherr, Arconic, Master Machines
  • Virginia has over 7,000 welders, earning between $36,000 and $60,000 before overtime
  • Hampton Roads area has the highest number and paying jobs for welders in Virginia
    Statewide welding has a very good job growth rate and employment opportunity on the Peninsula
  • Two year course

STUDENTS STUDY:
File_001(1) Welding Theory
Shielded Metal Arc Welding
Gas Metal Arc Welding –(Metal Inert Gas) MIG, Pulse Arc, Short Arc
Flux core
Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
Welding with Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel,
aluminum
Brazing, Oxy acetylene burning
Carbon arcing and Plasma Cutting

PREREQUISITES:
Good attendance, attitude and work ethic.
Good eye hand coordination.
CAMPUS LOCATION:
1st year Butler Farm, Hampton
2nd year Butler Farm & Woodside Lane, Newport News
SESSIONS: A.M. and P.M.
CLASS SIZE: 
Butler Farm:  20 students per AM and PM class.
Woodside Lane:  10 students per AM and PM class.
CREDENTIAL(s):
1
st year:National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) Certificate, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10 Card
2
nd Year, American Welding Society (AWS) Entry Level Welder Certification
STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS:  Skills USA,  AWS
CLASS FEES:

Program Fees:  1st Year
Supplies $76.00
OSHA 10 $25.00
Activity Fee $17.00
Program Fees:  2nd Year
Activity Fee $17.00

INSTRUCTOR Butler Farm: Ed Dupree, ed.dupree@nhrec.org 757-766-1100 ext 3344

BIO:File_005(1)
19 years of teaching at New Horizons
Welding since 1981 with 18 years spent in the Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) as a welder on submarines and carriers as well as a make-up foreman and welding instructor
Earned 35 different welding qualifications during his tenure at the (NNS)
Core Curricula Instructor National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)
AWS Instructors Institute
National Center for Construction and Education welding certificate
Extensive experience in: Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW),  Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Flex Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), Thermal Cutting operations.

INSTRUCTOR Woodside Lane: Mark Clarke, mark.clarke@nhrec.org 757-874-4444 ext 5584
File_000(3)BIO:

Welding career since 1981
Certified Welding Instructor since
Core Curricula InstructorNational Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)
AWS Instructors Institute
National Center for Construction Education and Research welding certificate (NCCER)
Extensive experience in: SMAW, GMAW, GTAW, FCAW, Thermal Cutting operations.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:
Aluminum Welder
Fabrication Welder
Fabricator
Fitter/Welder
Maintenance Welder
Mig Welder
Sub Arc Operator
Foreman
Production Supervisor

BUSINESS PARTNERS:
Training Modernization Group (TMG)
Newport News Shipbuilding
Liebherr Mining and Equipment Co
Arconia
Oceaneering International 

RESOURCES:
American Welding Society (AWS)
CTE Resource Center – VERSO
Virginia Department of Education (VDOE)