Rappahannock Community College will offer welding classes at its New Kent site, located at 11825 New Kent Highway, beginning Jan. 6.The cafeteria in the old New Kent High School has been transformed into a state-of-the-art instructional welding facility.
Students will learn Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux Cored Arc Welding (FLUX), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) and ASME IX Pressure pipe welding. Successful completion of each of the classes will earn the student an American Welding Society (AWS) welding certification.
The facility will have all new Lincoln 300C multi-process welders, Lincoln Prism welding extractors and Miller Dynasty 400 water cooled TIG machines.
Class sessions are scheduled from January through August. There are Monday through Thursday morning or evening classes lasting four weeks, as well as Saturdays for nine weeks. A variety of tuition assistance and financial aid resources are available to help students afford the ...
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