VC to offer industrial trades classes in Port Lavaca
Industrial trades

Victoria College will begin courses in September at the VC Wilkins Industrial Training Center in Port Lavaca to meet growing demands in the millwright, pipefitting and welding fields.

“These classes are taught by some very qualified instructors that work in the petrochemical industry,” VC Director of Workforce and Continuing Education Sherri Pall said. “Students will benefit greatly from their industry knowledge.”

Millwright Level 2 will be conducted two nights a week (6-10 p.m.) from Sept. 6 to Dec. 1. The course will provide intermediate study of millwright, intermediate trade mathematics, field sketching, intermediate blueprint reading, millwright power and specialty tools, setting base and soleplates, and introduction to bearings. The prerequisite for the course is successful completion of Millwright Level 1. Cost of the course is $750.

Pipefitting Level 1 will be held two nights a week (6-10 p.m.) from Sept. 19 to Dec. 14. The course will provide a comprehensive overview of work performed by pipefitters, pipefitter responsibilities and career opportunities, safety principles, pipefitting hand and power tools, oxy fuel cutting, adders and scaffolds, and motorized equipment. The prerequisite is completion of the Core Curriculum Introductory Craft Skills course. Cost of the course is $510.

Welding Levels 2 and 3 will be offered two nights a week (6 to 10 p.m.) from Sept. 6 to March 2. The course will provide an intermediate study of welding and combines certifications for both Level 2 and 3. Content will include welding symbols, reading welding detail drawings, physical characteristics and mechanical properties of metals, preheating and post-heating of metals, and various welds. Cost of the course is $1,600.

Scholarships are available.

For more information, contact Pall at (361) 582-2590.

Published: Wednesday, 24 August 2016

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