Advanced Welding Technology Vocational Certificate (VC) InformationView Course Requirements
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Introduction to the Advanced Welding Technology Vocational Certificate (VC) Program
This post-secondary adult vocational program prepares students for entry as a class B level welder. Students applying for this program are expected to have completed an Applied Welding Technology course, or have significant experience in the welding field. The program uses a combination of theoretical, simulation and hands on instruction. Strong emphasis is placed on safety as well as specific welding techniques and skills in an effort for students to obtain industry certifications. Students successfully progressing through the program will earn Welder Level 3 Certification issued by National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) and are prepared to test to become certified through the American Welding Society. The full program is designed to be completed in 750 clock hours. Students are responsible for supplying personal protective equipment (PPE) and basic hand tools that are standard in the welding profession.