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Welding Fundamentals - Summer 2023 weekend

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Learn and practice the basic welding processes most commonly used in industrial fabrication: Oxy-Fuel Welding, Brazing and Cutting along with Plasma Cutting, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, Shielded Metal Arc Welding, and Gas Metal Arc Welding (including Flux-Core Welding).  Covers safety procedures, common shop procedures, welding tools and equipment, and welding drawing interpretation.  

The second part of the class will focus on refining skills required to make flat, vertical and overhead welds on Steel Plate. You'll be engaged in extensive practice welding using the FCAW (Flux Cored Arc Welding) process. The completed course prepares students to take the AWS certification test in 1G (Flat), 3G (Vertical) and 4G (Overhead) positions in accordance with D1.1 Structural Welding Code-Steel. These skills will prepare students for employment as entry-level Structural Welders.

This is an ACCELERATED 8 week class that meets for 6 hours on both Saturday and Sunday for a total of 12 hours per weekend.

Note: Welding textbook included in class tuition. Welding textbook: Principles and Applications, Eighth Edition BOOK IS PROVIDED AS PART OF THE FEES AND WILL BE HANDED OUT AT THE FIRST CLASS.  

Required for class:
  • Hard-soled, 8" lace up leather boots (steel-toe preferred but not required).
  • Leather Work Gloves
  • Clear Safety Glasses (ANZI Z87.1)
  • Hybrid Welding Jacket (Leather Sleeves and Fire Retardant Chest)
  • Heavy arc welding gloves and a pair of lighter, leather work gloves for oxy-acetylene and GTAW welding
  • Internet access and a working email address to complete online homework assignments
BRCC currently has scholarship funding to defray the cost of many workforce courses - such as Welding Fundamentals.  Most Virginia residents receive a 2/3 discount on tuition and, for many unemployed individuals or individuals in low paying jobs, courses are free or nearly free.  Email ( or call (540-453-2215) to talk with an advisor who can help get you into a short term training course at BRCC today!

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Class Details

16 Session(s)
Weekly - Sat, Sun

Mt. Crawford Welding Center

Allistair Doeppe 



Please read:  I am enrolling in this class as part of the New Economy Workforce Credential Grant Program (WCG). As a condition to receiving a grant, I agree to the following terms and conditions as specified on this site: WCG Release Form.

This is an ACCELERATED 8 week class that meets for 6 hours on both Saturday and Sunday for a total of 12 hours per weekend.

Students are always required to bring clear Safety Glasses (ANZI Z87.1) to each class starting day one. Students are always required to wear leather boots as well as bring leather work gloves, leather welding gloves, and a Hybrid Welding Jacket. Students must have access to internet and a computer/smartphone, all HW assignments are completed online.

Virginia Ready Initiative The course you enrolled in may qualify you for a one-time Virginia Ready Credential Achievement Award of $1,000. You must apply to Virginia Ready within five (5) calendar days of your FastForward course start date to be part of this program, if eligible. To learn more details and submit your application, click the following link: Apply to become a Virginia Ready (VA Ready) Scholar today! Please note: Submitting the VA Ready sign-up form incorrectly or multiple times will cause delays. Your community college is not responsible for contacting VA Ready and/or ensuring you meet VA Ready deadlines. Please email: directly with any questions.



Registration Closes On
Saturday, July 8, 2023 @ 12:00 AM

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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
7/8/2023 - 8/27/2023 Weekly - Sun, Sat 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM Mt Crawford, Mt. Crawford Welding Center  Map Allistair Doeppe 

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