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The Welding Program is designed to teach incremental levels of welding skills, which enable students to achieve nationally recognized certifications (NCCER /AWS Level I Entry Level Welder and Level II Advanced Level Welder) Each certificate level is acknowledged by industry markets as proof of acquired skills in various forms of welding, cutting, base metal preparation, welding inspection, safety, and metallurgy. This prepares students for certification tests in specific welding code applications, such as AWS, API, and ASME Sec IX. In addition to welder certification, students are afforded the opportunity to obtain a Certificate of Proficiency, Certificate of Applied Science and Associate of Applied Science, Or a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering at ASU East

ASSET/COMPASS/ACT Test Minimum Scores:

  • Reading - 36 65 14
  • Writing - Please Take Test
  • Math - Please Take Test

General Prerequisites:

  • Freshman Cluster
  • NCCER Core Curriculum

Suggested Courses:

  • Construction & Manufacturing Technology Cluster Class
  • Technical Math
  • Introduction to Welding

Credits Students will receive:

Semester 1
Course NameCourse No.No. of Credits
Safety and MathWLD 1002
Symbols, Drawing/Metal PrepWLD 1502
Cutting Process & Welding QualWLD 1513
SMAW Plate IWLD 1523
SMAW Plate IIWLD 1533

Semester 2
Course NameCourse No.No. of Credits
GMAW PlateWLD 1543
GTAW PlateWLD 1553
AWS Level I CertificationWLD 1563
AWS Level I Certification Entry LevelWLD 1573

Semester 3
Course NameCourse No.No. of Credits
Weld Fit-Up/Inspection/MetallurgyWLD 2602
SMAW Open V-Butts/Plate IWLD 2613
SMAW Open V-Butts/Plate IIWLD 2623
SMAW Open Root/Pipe IWLD 2633
SMAW Open Root/Pipe IIWLD 2643

Semester 4
Course NameCourse No.No. of Credits
GMAW PipeWLD 2653
FCAW PipeWLD 2663
GTAW Pipe IWLD 2673
GTAW Pipe IIWLD 2683

Periods that the class will meet:

  • Classes will be taught at NPC during periods 1 and 2, 8:00 to 11:00 am Monday through Friday for one semester.
  • Classes will be taught at NPC during periods 3 and 4, 1:00 to 4:00 am Monday through Friday for one semester.
  • Transportation will pick up students in front of Blue Ridge High School at 7:30 am. The van will then pick up students at NPC at 11:00 am and return to Blue Ridge High School by 11:25am.

Costs for the program:

  • The NAVIT program will pay the tuition and fee for the classes.
  • NPC and NAVIT will provide the text.


  • Absence for High School activities will have to be pre-approved by NPC Instructor.
  • More than three absences will put students at risk for no college credit. This includes a possible loss of tuition for the next semester.

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