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School of Business, Technology & Trades :: Programs of Study

Welding & Metal Processing - Career Studies Certificate

Is your goal to be a welder? The Welding and Metal Processing Career Studies Certificate program at Virginia Western Community College prepares you for careers in arc, gas, MIG and TIG welding as well as metal fabrication. Students have access to the latest instructional and practical experiences in a modern shop facility and the opportunity to earn the AWS (American Welding Society) certification. Day and evening classes; fast track option available.

What classes do I take?

Accelerated Program

VWCC School of Career & Corporate Training Welding programs are non-credit intensive training programs that prepare students for entry-level positions as welders. Click here for more information about non-credit welding programs.


Accredited testing facility through the American Welding Society.

Local Job Opportunities

Tuition: $
Credits: 17 Hours
Time: 1 semester or 1 year

Program Head

Gary C. Young
Assistant Professor, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration

Phone: 540-857-6181
Location: Webber W116

Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Certificate - VWCC, 1997
Electrical Wiring Certificate - VWCC, 1999
AAS Technical Studies - VWCC, 2013
CWE, 2015
CWI, 2015

Contact Us

School of Business, Technology & Trades
Location: Webber Hall W305
Phone: 540-857-7272
Fax: 540-857-7086

Mailing address:
3098 Colonial Ave., SW
Roanoke, VA 24015