Are you looking to switch careers or further develop your skills in the welding field?
Welding is a specialized skill that serves a variety of industries and is used in many ways throughout the world. Career opportunities include working in:
- Welding shops
- Manufacturing of metal goods
- The petroleum and natural fuel extraction industry
- Plumbing and pipe welding
- Plant maintenance
- Automobile manufacturing and repair
- Ship building
- Railroad construction and repair
And many more...
There are many career paths for a skilled welder, and NVCC can give you the qualifications to start your career in this exciting field!
Take advantage of entry level and advanced courses in Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), and an advanced course Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW), right here at NVCC. The advanced level courses will help you prepare for certification in accordance with American Welding Society standards.
Naugatuck Valley Community College is proud to announce that we are an Approved Testing Facility for the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CONNDOT) welding certification. Contact our program coordinator for information on testing schedules.
Approved for WIOA and VA funding.
Structural Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Certificate
- Basic SMAW—with OSHA 10hr
- Advanced Structural SMAW - with certification*
Shielded Metal Arc Welding techniques and processes are often referred to as STICK welding and are widely used in the maintenance and construction industries.
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) Certificate
- Basic GTAW
- Advanced GTAW—with certification*
- OSHA 10hr
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, also known as TIG welding, is used mainly to weld stainless steel, aluminum, titanium, and other nonferrous metals. It is used in various industries, including the aerospace, manufacturing, construction and piping industries.
Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) Certificate
- Basic GMAW
- Advanced GMAW—with certification*
- OSHA 10hr
Gas Metal Arc Welding, also known as MIG welding, is a process used regularly in manufacturing, repair shops and for heavy construction.
Conveniently offered at our Waterbury Campus.