The Combination Welding program offers many opportunities for individuals who enjoy working with their hands, machines, and metals.
Industry uses welding to make automobiles, ships, home appliances, bridges, buildings, and other structures. New welding processes and methods are opening new career areas in electron beams, lasers, and ultrasonic wave applications, which require highly technical equipment and skills.
As an approved AWS Accredited Testing Facility, one of only four approved facilities in the state of Virginia, Tidewater Tech students have the opportunity to graduate certified in the following welding positions:
• Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW) in 3G and 4G positions
• Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW ) in 2G, 3G and 4G positions
• Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) in 3G and 4G positions
In addition, existing welders are able to maintain their AWS certification in Pipe Welding in 6G positions or receive their AWS certification at Tidewater Tech.