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VC offers beginner, intermediate welding courses

Feb. 21, 2014 at 2:05 p.m.
Updated Feb. 21, 2014 at 8:22 p.m.

A Victoria College welding student uses welding machinery to work on a project.

Beginning in March, Victoria College will offer two noncredit Workforce and Continuing Education welding courses at VC's Liberty Street Industrial Training Center.

Welding I classes begin March 3, and Welding II classes begin March 4.

The beginning level course provides an introductory study of basic welding processes, including basic shop safety and the welding process, identification of types of electrodes used in welding processes and identification of various welding and cutting standards.

All course materials are included, and 144 contact hours are awarded upon successful completion.

The intermediate level gives students hands-on experience with welding techniques, including air carbon arc washing and gouging, reading details drawings, welding symbols, stainless steel grove and pipe welds and air carbon arc cutting.

All course materials are included, and 144 contact hours are awarded upon successful completion.

Welders in the Crossroads region can earn from $24,000 to $53,000 a year.

Welding I is from 6 to 10 p.m. each Monday and Wednesday through July 14, and Welding II is from 6 to 10 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday through July 10.

VC's Liberty Street Industrial Training Center is located at 1404 North Liberty St. in Victoria.

For more information or to enroll in either course, contact VC's Workforce and Continuing Education Department at 361-582-2432.

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