New welding and cutting class open for enrollment

April 19, 2013 – DCCC will offer an introductory welding and cutting class this spring and summer for students at its Davie campus. The community is also invited to participate in the course, which takes place April 30 to July 2 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Enrollment is open to the community and costs $175 per person. 

“We are excited to announce a new class to our existing lineup of courses at the Davie campus,” said Kim Smith, course director at the Davie Campus. “This is a field that interests many in our area, and we feel that this skill will prove to be a beneficial one for many, both business and personal use.”

This introductory welding course introduces oxy-fuel and plasma-arc cutting systems in addition to a variety of other common cutting machines used in the manufacturing shop environment. Topics include safety, proper equipment setup, and operation of oxy-fuel and plasma-arc cutting equipment with an emphasis placed on straight-line, curve and bevel cutting. Students are also exposed to the shear, saw and flame pipe-beveling machine.

Also on the continuing education roster area is instruction on stick, mig and tig welding. More welding classes are planned for the fall, and interested students should check the course calendar for more information.

"Numerous jobs that require welding skills are coming to Davie County over the coming year," said Teresa Kines, dean of DCCC’s Davie Campus. "Even at the present time, companies in our area employ many people that use this skill. This new course will allow us to offer another option for those seeking a job in Davie County, and it fits in nicely with our variety of courses."

For more information or to register for the course, contact an enrollment advisor at 336-751-2885.

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