Welding students learn to use gases and welding processes and to braze and solder metal parts according to diagrams, blueprints, and written specifications. Industry credentials, or certifications, are offered at all levels of welding in accordance with American Welding Society National Certification (SENSE) and D1.1 Structural Steel Code. Some courses may allow students to earn college credits through dual enrollment with Northern Virginia Community College.

This career pathway includes:

Welding Career Pathway
Course Name Grade Level Course Credits Dual Enrollment Option
Welding I 10-11 1 credit Yes
Welding II 11-12 2 credits (double-block) Yes
Welding III 12 2 credits (double-block) Yes

Note: Applications for this program are open for rising 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students. Visit the Specialty Programs website to learn more about the application process and timeline.

Program Type

Transfer Program – Students participating in this program will transfer to the program location for all courses and activities. Express Bus Transportation is available to accepted students living outside the program location boundaries through Specialty Program Transportation.

Program Location

Potomac High School

Coordinator: Ms. Norwood

Telephone: 703-441-4200

Email: [email protected]

View the Potomac HS website

Information Meetings

October 26, 2022, 7 p.m. at Potomac HS

January 17, 2024, 6:30 p.m. at Potomac HS

Attendance Areas

All students in PWCS can apply to this program.