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Virginia Welding Technology, Welder Degrees

Welding Technology, Welder Degrees: Virginia Career Colleges

Career College: Virginia Welding Technology, Welder Programs

Looking for accredited career colleges, technical schools, and universities in Virginia offering Welding Technology, Welder degrees. Welding technology that prepare people to make, modify and repair precision metal items..

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Virginia Career Colleges: Welding Technology, Welder Degrees

Welding is the process of joining pieces of metal by fusing them together. It is the most common and efficient method of permanently connecting metal parts in the construction of automobiles, spacecraft, ships, appliances, construction equipment and thousands of other products.

Welding processes differ in the manner in which heat is applied to the parts being joined as well as in the techniques
dictated by the nature of the metals involved and the confi guration of the pieces. Gas welding uses a flame fueled by a mixture of oxygen and acetylene gases to supply heat, while arc welding uses the heat of a low-voltage electric arc. The nature of the metals being joined often makes it necessary to protect the heated area from the air, and different ways of providing inert gas-shielding (GTAW and GMAW welding processes) of the weld zone have been devised.

The AAS degree is designed to train the student for employment in the welding field as a structural steel detailer, trade welder, engineering aide and sales engineer, as well as for rapid advancement to inspection, shop planning, supervision or one of the many related fields.

The Trade Welder program is designed to train a student in the shortest time possible to reach the level of proficiency required to pass the American Welding Society or the Washington Association of Building Officials (WABO) tests. 

Graduates of the Welding Technology program have gone to work in the aerospace, boiler and piping, construction and repair welding industries.


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