DOTHAN, Ala.–Wallace Community College has added Industrial Welding to its list of technological programs.

It is a 12-week program that will prepare students for employment in the welding industry as structural welders in a production environment.

Director of Workforce Development, Joe Johnson, said students will gain hands-on experience as well as an overview of blueprint reading and basic mathematics.

“Everyone that’s in the program, the skill sets are just designed for the companies in our area, oxy-fuel cutting, plasma arc cutting, and various types of welding,” said Mr. Johnson.

The program includes a wide variety of welding experiences for structural and production welding.

Students can exit the program with a certificate in welding and an AWS welding certification.

“That will enable high school graduates, maybe individuals that are unemployed or underemployed to come in after hours and in a twelve week time frame, learn the skill sets to be able to go out in the workforce,” said Mr. Johnson.

Classes are offered through the Center for Economic and Workforce Development (CEWD) at the corner of 231 North and John D. Odom Road.
Prerequisites for the program include a high school diploma or equivalent.
The deadline to register at the CEWD is August 21 and classes will begin on August 28.