Welding & Metal Processing

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.

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.

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Est. Tuition*: $
Credits: 17 Hours
Time: 1 semester or 1 year

*Estimated cost reflects in-state rate and is subject to change


The cost of attendance is an estimate of the costs a student may have while at Virginia Western.

Click here for the cost of attendance for financial aid.


 Webber Hall W305
Fax: 540-857-7086

Mailing address:
School of Business, Technology & Trades
3098 Colonial Ave., SW
Roanoke, VA 24015


Gary C. Young
Assistant Professor, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
 Webber W116

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