Combination Welding Diploma

Centura College | Combination Welding
  • Program Length: 12 Months
  • Day Courses Scheduled between
    8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Night Courses Scheduled between
    4:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Campus Options:

Richmond Metro, VA

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Campus Options:

Richmond Metro, VA

  • Program Length: 12 Months
  • Day Courses Scheduled between
    8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Night Courses Scheduled between
    4:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Download:

Centura Viewbook

Apply Now:

Online Application

About our Combination Welding Diploma

The Combination Welding training program provides the student with the knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level employment in metal fabrication and repair. Numerous industries rely upon welding in the manufacturing process. This program incorporates shop safety throughout the program to ensure safe practices, while completing required competencies. Topics include blueprint reading, measurement, cylinder safety, and plasma and oxy-fuel cutting. Students set up amperage adjustment and voltage polarity prior to welding mild steel. Students engage in in-depth study and practice of shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), flux core arc welding (FCAW), and gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW).

Graduates will have the opportunity to complete the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10-Hour Safety Certification. Employment opportunities include shipyard metal fabrication/repair, highway construction, and building construction using ferrous and nonferrous metals.

About Our Combination Welding Diploma

Get the knowledge and skills to work in metal fabrication and repair with the Combination Welding diploma program from Centura College. Welders are needed in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, ship building, highway construction, and aerospace to join, cut, or fill metal parts and products.

What Welders Do

Welding permanently joins metal using hand-held or sometimes remote-controlled equipment in a bond strong enough to withstand tons of pressure. That’s why welders are utilized in making everything from cars to satellites. At Centura College, you’ll learn about common welding techniques, including shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), flux core arc welding (FCAW), and gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW). You’ll also learn about:

  • Reading and studying blueprints, sketches, and specifications
  • Inspecting parts and structures that are to be welded
  • Setting up amperage adjustment and voltage polarity
  • Calculating dimensions and necessary materials
  • Setting up a safe work zone and applying safety best practices to the job
  • Maintaining welding machinery and equipment

Combination Welding Courses

Some of the courses you’ll take during your Combination Welding diploma program include:

  • Fundamentals of Modern Welding
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding and Flux Core Arc Welding
  • Special Cutting and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Processes
  • Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding

The instructors at Centura College bring real-world experience to the classroom and teach our students using hands-on techniques and tools in lab settings that mimic real work sites. You’ll also have the opportunity to complete the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10-Hour Safety Certification and the American Welding Society (AWS) qualifications.

Career Outlook for Welders

Combination Welding training like what we offer at Centura College gives you options to work in environments like:

  • Self-employed welding work
  • Manufacturing and industrial production
  • Specialty trade contract work
  • Repair and maintenance work
  • Iron, steel, and sheet metal work
  • Shipyard fabrication and repair

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