DOTHAN, Ala.–Wallace Community College has added Industrial Welding to its list of technological programs.
It is a 12-week program that will prepare students for employment in the welding industry as structural welders in a production environment.
Director of Workforce Development, Joe Johnson, said students will gain hands-on experience as well as an overview of blueprint reading and basic mathematics.
“Everyone that’s in the program, the skill sets are just designed for the companies in our area, oxy-fuel cutting, plasma arc cutting, and various types of welding,” said Mr. Johnson.
The program includes a wide variety of welding experiences for structural and production welding.
Students can exit the program with a certificate in welding and an AWS welding certification.
“That will enable high school graduates, maybe individuals that are unemployed or underemployed to come in after hours and in a twelve week time frame, learn the skill sets to be able to go out in the workforce,” said Mr. Johnson.