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CCP Pathway: Welding

General Information

The Welding Technology curriculum provides students with a sound understanding of the science, technology, and applications essential for successful employment in the welding and metal industry.

Instruction includes consumable and non-consumable electrode welding and cutting processes. Courses in math, blueprint reading, metallurgy, welding inspection, and destructive and non-destructive testing provide the student with industry-standard skills developed through classroom training and practical application.

Successful graduates of the Welding Technology curriculum may be employed as entry-level technicians in the welding and metalworking industries. Career opportunities also exist in construction, manufacturing, fabrication, sales, quality control, supervision, and welding-related self-employment.

Program Location

Classes are held at 126 Industrial Drive, Burgaw NC 28425.   Delivery mode is subject to change. 

Tuition-free course hours that lead to technician education certificate, State, or Industry Recognized Credential aligned with a high school career cluster. Students are responsible for the following CFCC fees:

  • Parking & Security- $5.00
  • Technology Fee-$5.00
  • OSHA 10 card/certificate (Students must be 18 yrs or older-cash only) – $5.00
  • Forklift Certification (Students must be 18 yrs or older-cash only) – $8.00

Eligibility & Admission Requirements

  • Be a high school junior or senior
  • Have an unweighted GPA of 2.8 on high school courses or your principal’s approval
  • GPA less than 2.8 requires a written recommendation from the Principal
  • If GPA is lower than 2.8, assessment testing is required
  • For details on eligibility and admissions requirements, please speak to your high school career counselor

APPLICATION PROCESS* FOR PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

*Home School & Private School Students, please contact a Workforce Development Coordinator at  tparris@cfcc.edu or  910-362-7909 .

NEXT STEPS

Once you have completed your application process (see above*), please contact tparris@cfcc.edu to express your intent to enroll in the CTE/WCEP Welding Pathway.

REGISTRATION DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS

Once you have emailed,  tparris@cfcc.edu to express intent to enroll in the CTE/WCEP Graphic Design Pathway, you will receive an email with additional registration instructions. Below outlines the required documentation required to complete your registration.

  • CTE WCEP Acceptance Letter
  • Copy of current High School Transcript must be provided
  • Other documentation may be required
Eligibility for Continued Enrollment in CCP (CTE/WCEP Pathway)

To maintain eligibility for continued enrollment, a student must:

  • Continue to make progress toward high school graduation.
  • Continue to make progress toward successful completion of the Workforce Continuing Education pathway as defined by the pathway syllabus.
  • A student who doesn’t meet these criteria will be subject to the college’s policy for unsatisfactory progress.

For more information about this CCP Pathway application process, available programs, enrollment, and eligibility, please visit your High School Career Counselor. 

Program Expectations and Goals
  •  Courses must be taken in the order listed
  • Students are required to take one course at a time
  • Prerequisites must be followed
  • Successful completion of all courses is required to receive a certificate

 

Class Prerequisites   Course Description
Welding-MIG GMAW/FCAW
WLD 3106M
None The program consists of specialized classrooms and practical hands-on training in the laboratory. Students will learn the skills necessary to cut & join metal parts using Oxy-fuel, Plasma, and Carbon arc cutting. GMAW& FCAW (MIG) arc welding processes and all related welding lab safety training. This will include the proper selection of materials to be joined and the proper methods to be used during the welding process. The students will learn the correct set-up, operation, and maintenance of welding & cutting equipment, and the proper selection of welding gases and filler metals. Introduction to basic Blueprint reading and welding symbol interpretation will also be covered. These and other skills will be taught from the course material, books, lectures, welding simulators, and hands-on demonstrations.  128 hours.
Welding- STICK
SMAW
WLD 3106N
The program consists of specialized classrooms and practical hands-on training in the laboratory. Students will learn the skills necessary to cut and join metal parts using SMAW (Stick Welding) welding process. This will include the proper selection of materials to be joined, and the proper methods to be used during the welding process. The students will learn the proper setup, operation, and maintenance of welding equipment and the proper selection of welding gases, welding electrodes, and filler metals.  These and other skills will be taught from the course material, books, lectures, welding simulators, and hands-on demonstrations.  176 hours.
Welding-TIG
GTAW
WLD 3106P
The program consists of specialized classroom and practical hands-on training in the laboratory. Students will learn the skills necessary to cut and join mild and stainless-steel parts using the GTAW (TIG) welding process. This will include the proper selection of materials to be joined, and the proper methods to be used during the welding process. The students will learn the proper setup, operation, and maintenance of welding equipment and the proper selection of welding gases, welding electrodes, and filler metals.  These and other skills will be taught from the course material, books, lectures, and hands-on demonstrations. 128 hours.

Required Class Materials, Supplies, Dress Code

Materials and Books:

Modern Welding 12th Edition, ISBN: ISBN-13: 978-1635636864 (Book will be returned upon completion of class.)

Welding Kit (EWD) will be provided for students enrolled at the Burgaw Center. Students will need to return the book and kit upon completing the class.  If the student transfers his/her credit to the CTE Pathway for CU credit, a different welding kit will need to be purchased. CTE Pathway classes are continued at 4500 Blue Clay Road, Castle Hayne NC 28429.

Dress Code:
  • Safety Glasses in shop
  • Safety Shoes (Steel Toe/Composite Boots)
  • Short/Long sleeve shirt
  • Long pants, No Tank Tops, Shorts, or Flip Flops
Administrative Contact
Director Email Phone
Tammie Parris tparris@cfcc.edu 910-362-7909

Additional Information and Resources

Accessing CFCC online
  • It is required to use your MyCFCC and CFCC email
  • Once class begins, all email communications will be via CFCC email
Directions for setting up your account 
  • Go to CFCC.edu
  • Click on “MyCFCC”
  • Click “First Time User”
  • Follow prompts provided
Accessing Blackboard
  • Go to CFCC.edu
  • Click on “MyCFCC”
  • Log into “MYCFCC” (*account must be created, see above to create your account)
  • Click on “My Classes/Blackboard”

For assistance with username, passwords, or setting up your MY CFCC, please contact the IT HelpDesk at 910-362-4357 or help@cfcc.edu .

Program & Course Registration Information 
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