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nova 2011-2012 college catalog: Programs of Study

Basic Techniques
Career Studies Certificate MA

Purpose:  This curriculum is designed for persons wishing to obtain fundamental skills for immediate entry-level positions in the welding trade as welding apprentices or welding laboratory assistants. Its structure allows students to pursue these courses on a part-time basis. All courses will apply to the Welding certificate program.

One Year Credits
1st Semester
1ENG/CST ENG/CST    Elective 3
WEL 116 Welding I (Oxyacetylene) 2
WEL 121 Arc Welding 2
Total   7
2nd Semester
WEL 122 Welding II (Electric Arc) 3
Total   3
3rd Semester
WEL 130 Inert Gas Welding 3
WEL 160 Semi-Automatic Welding Processes 3
Total   6
Total credits for the Welding: Basic Techniques Career Studies Certificate=16

All first-time students must take a one-credit Student Development (SDV) course prior to enrolling in their 16th credit at NOVA.

1 The ENG/CST requirement may be met by ENG 111 or other ENG courses approved by your advisor, or by CST 100, 110, 115, 126, 227 or 229.