WVU Parkersburg’s Welding Technology program prepares graduates for limitless opportunities for skilled certified welders. Welding skills are required in pipelines which carry steam, petroleum or natural gas; in construction and maintenance of chemical plants; and in structural work involving steel, alloys, aluminum or other metals.
WVU Parkersburg is an approved testing center for the administration of licensing tests for the State of West Virginia and meets standards for the American Society for Testing Materials, American Welding Society (AWS), American Society for Mechanical Engineers Testing, the American Petroleum Institute and American Society for Non-Destructive Testing.
Certificate of Applied Science in Welding Technology
The Certificate of Applied Science in Welding Technology provides instruction in all the popular welding processes. Upon mastery of these processes, students are assessed using the AWS Sense Level 1 examination. This certification usually will allow the student the opportunity to test for a potential employer in whatever code is required. Students studying on a full-time basis may normally expect to complete the certificate in one academic year. All credit earned may be applied to the Associate of Applied Science in Welding Technology, should the student subsequently choose to pursue the degree.
Associate of Applied Science in Welding Technology
The Associate of Applied Science in Welding Technology prepares graduates for positions in construction and manufacturing. Skills learned include hand-welding, flame cutting, hand-soldering and brazing equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations or seams of fabricated metal products.
What can I do with this degree?
Graduates repair, troubleshoot and maintain a variety of manufacturing equipment including commercial electrical and mechanical systems.
Estimated rates for the 2018-19 academic year. Additional course fees may apply and rates are subject to change.