Welding: Basic Techniques, C.S.C.

Career Studies Certificate
Campuses: Manassas

This curriculum is designed for individuals wishing to obtain fundamental skills for immediate entry-level positions in the welding trade as welding apprentices or welding laboratory assistants.

Its structure allows students to pursue these courses on a part-time basis. All courses will apply to the Welding Certificate.

Course Curriculum

Below is a table that shows the courses needed to satisfy this program. Please speak with an advisor to ensure you meet your program requirements.

One Year Credits
1st Semester
1ENG/CST Elective 3
WEL 120 Introduction to Welding 2
WEL 121 Arc Welding 2
Total 7
2nd Semester
WEL 122 Welding II (Electric Arc) 3
WEL 150 Welding Drawing and Interpretation 2
Total 5
3rd Semester
WEL 130 Inert Gas Welding 3
WEL 160 Semi-Automatic Welding 3
Total 6
Total credits for the Career Studies Certificate = 18
One Year Credits
1st Semester
Elective
1ENG/CST
3
WEL
120
2
WEL
121
2
Total 7
2nd Semester
WEL
122
3
WEL
150
2
Total 5
3rd Semester
WEL
130
3
Semi-Automatic Welding
WEL
160
3
Total 6
Total credits for the Career Studies Certificate = 18

All first-time students must take a one-credit Student Development (SDV) course prior to enrolling in their 16th credit at NOVA.

1 May be met by ENG 111 or other ENG courses approved by a student's advisor, or by CST 100, CST 110, CST 126, or CST 229.

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