2021-2022 Catalog & Student Handbook 
    Dec 03, 2021  
2021-2022 Catalog & Student Handbook

Welding, CSC

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G3 Eligible Program– Qualifying students may have ZERO costs for tuition, fees, and textbooks. 
Learn more at www.jtcc.edu/g3.


PURPOSE: This program prepares students for jobs as entry-level welders.   This program is offered at the Chester Campus. All career-technical degrees are guided by advisory committees comprised of local business leaders.

CREDENTIALS: A Career Studies Certificate (CSC) is a program of study typically less than one year in length with a major in a career-technical area. Students receiving a CSC intend to pursue immediate employment. Students may earn American Welding Society certifications.

The College has entered into a regional reciprocity agreement through NC-SARA to accept out-of-state students (except for students residing in California) in our online programs and courses. Students may contact the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) at 804-225-2600 or communications@schev.edu for information related to state agency contacts for complaint resolution. General disclosure information about external certification or licensure requirements outside the state of Virginia may be found at www.jtcc.edu/NC-SARA.   

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Students must also meet JTCC admission requirements. Students must provide their own personal protection safety equipment. New students should visit the Advising Center and returning students their faculty advisor for more information.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES: By the completion of this program, students will be expected to demonstrate an introductory level of competency in the following skills:

  1. Exhibit the knowledge and skills to safely perform laboratory duties and recognize safety issues, in accordance with OSHA standards.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to perform enhanced entry-level skills in SMAW welding of plate through testing.
  3. Identify, interpret, and apply basic blueprints and welding symbols on performance based SENSE tests

Total Minimum Credits to Complete: 19


Pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements can be found in course details.

The SAF 130  class will be waived with a prior OSHA 10 or 30 certification. Proof of successful completion with a valid OSHA issued card will be required.

Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their degree progress by accessing advisement reports in the Student Information System (SIS) in the myTyler portal or the Academic Planner in Navigate.

To achieve American Welding Society SENSE certification, the student must successfully complete workmanship samples and weld tests throughout the program.

Courses noted as Fall only or Spring only are based on historical trends and current planning and may change without notice.


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