Occupational Skills Awards (OSA) are locally approved sequences of courses designed to provide entry-level employment skills or industry certifications in an abbreviated timeframe. Continuing Education offers a non-credit pathway of mirrored courses for this OSA.
Degree Type: None awarded
No courses available online
Offered at the Athens campus
TSI: Not required
Capstone Course: Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
The Welding OSA is designed for specific training in shielded metal arc GTAW or pipe welding. This program leads to the Welding Certificate. Students may enter the welding certificate during the spring or summer semester of each year. There are no special selection criteria for the welding certificate program. The day program is block scheduled on the Athens and Palestine campus from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The evening program is blocked scheduled on the Athens campus from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; Palestine campus from 5:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. The summer one program is blocked scheduled on the Athens and Palestine campus from 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Contact the Continuing Education Office at 903-675-6398 or email ContEd@tvcc.edu for more information.
Term One Courses Required
Advanced topics based on accepted welding codes. Training provided with various electrodes in shielded metal arc welding processes with open V-groove joint in various positions. Lab Fee.
Term Two Courses Required
Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)- Advanced topics in GTAW welding, including welding in various positions and directions. Lab Fee.
Advanced Pipe Welding- Advanced topics involving welding of pipe using the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) process. Topics include electrode selection, equipment setup, and safe shop practices. Emphasis on weld positions 5G and 6G using various electrodes. Lab fee.