A.W.S. Certification Course
We now offer an A.W.S. 80-hour certification course. This is intended for the individual that might be considering a change or is interested in starting a career in the welding field. This program will prepare the student to take the American Welding Society D1.1 certification test for structural welding. Primary emphasis will be on stick welding, properly known as Shielded Metal Arc Welding. Please call for further details.
Financial Assistance Now Available!
Effective July 1, 2016 the State of Virginia through PVCC is providing financial aid for students participating in either of our certification courses. This is a fabulous opportunity to get A.W.S. Certified and obtain gainful employment in the future. If qualified, you pay for 1/3 of the course and the State pays the other 2/3 provided you successfully complete the course and pass the A.W.S. welding certification test! Additional assistance may be available to those unable to pay their portion.
A.W.S. Pipe Welding Certification Course
We now offer an A.W.S. 128-hour pipe welding certification course. the A.W.S. Certification Course or equivalent D1.1 certification is a pre-requisite. This program prepares you to take the American Welding Society QC7-93 certification test for pipe welding. Primary emphasis will be on stick welding, properly known as Shielded Metal Arc Welding. Please call for further details.
Financial Assistance Now Available! (see details above)
Welding 101 - Introduction to welding
This is a 16 hour intensive course that covers the basics of MIG welding. The course includes classroom discussion that covers safety, the equipment and the principals of welding. This is followed by hands on practice and lastly creating your first project that is yours to keep at course completion.
Welding 102 - Introduction to STICK welding
This is an 8 hour course and is suited for the student that has completed welding 101 and wants to further his or her skills. Stick welding offers a whole new range of options for projects and skills. Whether your interest is for personal projects or honing skills that would be appealing to a potential employer, this course is the perfect next step.
Welding 103 - introduction to TIG welding
This course is designed for the student who has experience with the basics either for personal projects or employment and is interested in furthering his or her skills. The course is focused completely on the art of TIG welding. The student will be trained in the basic concept of TIG welding with steel and stainless steel. This is an intensive 8 hour course that will give you the advanced skills and confidence to continue working with metal in your area of interest.
Welding 104 - advanced TIG welding
Aluminum TIG welding. Aluminum is light, strong and extremely versatile. This course is for the individual who has a solid set of skills in other areas of welding and wants to take it to a whole new level. Once you have mastered the skills needed to weld aluminum, combined with existing experience, there is virtually no metal project you cannot take on and complete with amazing results, be it art, furniture, maintenance, or to enhance your opportunity's for employment. You will have a new confidence that you will benefit from long into the future.
Welding 105 - advanced MIG welding
This 16-hour advanced class includes additional training in MIG welding including aluminum welding with spool gun, and stainless steel. A project will be completed with focus on metal art.
Metal art and functional fabrication
This course is for anyone that ever had a desire to play with metal. The sky is the limit for your metal project. We can help you ignite your inner creative spark and create project's that will last you a lifetime. You will go home tired, dirty and excited about the project you are creating from scratch.
Introduction to Blacksmithing
In this class you will discover just how easy it is to forge and form red hot iron. You will be introduced to the basic blacksmithing tools such as the hammer, anvil, forge and learn how to use them to heat, hammer, bend and twist steel. A perfect class for anyone who has ever been intrigued with the art of forming steel.
Whatever course you are taking, you will be met in a clean new facility by a friendly instructor who has one goal, to help you get the absolute most out your time spent With us and provide a memorable experience you won't soon forget.
We look forward to the opportunity of sharing a lifetime of experience with you and creating memories that will last forever. It's time to have some fun.
No refunds offered on class payments.