Ready for a new essential new career? You can get the training you need in months, not years!
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Welders have many opportunities in a wide range of industries. As a welder, you can work with cars, ships, appliances, bridges, airplanes, buildings, and much more! If you enjoy working with your hands and would like to work with cutting-edge new welding techniques using lasers, electron beams, or ultrasonic waves, check out Tidewater Tech’s Combination Welding Trade School Program.
If you’re always struggling to make ends meet, or bouncing around from one low-paying job to the next, it’s time to stop spinning your wheels and get the training you need for a real career in welding. Worried that you can’t afford it? We offer financial assistance programs to those who qualify. Explore your passion for heavy metal, powerful equipment, and building or repairing things, and prepare to put your talents to work.
When you enroll in Tidewater Tech’s Combination Welding Trade School Program, you’ll learn the fundamentals of welding, including metal fabrication and repair. Our supportive, experienced instructors will help you master various welding and metal cutting techniques, different tools and machines, as well as becoming skilled at reading blueprints, taking measurements, and assessing hazards.
Best of all, as a full-time student, you could graduate in 33 weeks!
Come learn with the pros at Tidewater Tech. You’ll receive hands-on training at our AWS Accredited Testing Facility (one of only four approved facilities in the state of Virginia), and get all the preparation you need to start your new career. If you want a secure career that’s always in demand and to take control of your life, it’s time to enroll in Tidewater Tech’s Combination Welding Program.
As a graduate of our Combination Welding Program, you’ll be ready to put your new welding skills to work in fields including:
As a student at Tidewater Tech, you’ll have the opportunity to graduate certified in the following positions, giving you a competitive edge in the job market.
Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW) in 3G and 4G positions
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) in 2G, 3G, and 4G positions
Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) in 3G and 4G positions
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10-Hour Safety Certification
American Welding Society (AWS) Vertical (3G) and Overhead (4G) Certification
In addition, existing welders are able to maintain their AWS certification in Pipe Welding in 6G positions or receive their AWS certification at Tidewater Tech. Qualify yourself for better positions and advancements in the field of welding.
The best way to see if Tidewater Tech is right for you is to see it for yourself.
The fun, online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete, and you’ll get a personalized report that identifies your strengths, as well as the training and positions you’re best suited for.
Enrolling in our Combination Welding program is a straightforward process. Here’s how to get started:
Complete an interest form here & Schedule a Meeting with Us.
Come in for a career planning session & fill out an application.
Get your acceptance letter* & meet with a Financial Advisor & Explore
Attend student orientation & start your combination welding program!
*Applicants must meet admission requirements. Acceptance into the program is not guaranteed.
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