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Welding Program Recognized as Accredited Test Facility

(Conway, SC) 07/26/2023

a man welds metalHorry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) is pleased to announce its Welding Program has been officially recognized as an Accredited Test Facility. This prestigious accreditation emphasizes the program's commitment to excellence in welding education and its ability to provide high-quality training and welder testing services for students and welding industry professionals seeking welder qualification.

The recognition was granted by the American Welding Society, a renowned authority in the field of welding education and certification. This accreditation positions HGTC's Advanced Welding Technologies Program as a trusted and reliable facility for individuals seeking welder certification and training. The rigorous accreditation process involved a thorough evaluation of HGTC’s Welding Program, including its curriculum, instructional methods, faculty qualifications, and facility resources. The program demonstrated exceptional adherence to industry standards, safety protocols, and quality assurance measures.

As an Accredited Test Facility, HGTC offers a comprehensive range of welding certification tests, including those for structural welding, pipe welding, and specialized welding processes. These certifications are widely recognized and valued by employers in various industries, ensuring that graduates of HGTC’s Welding Program are well-prepared to enter the workforce with the necessary skills and qualifications.

"We are immensely proud of our Welding Program for achieving accreditation as a Test Facility," said Dr. Marilyn Murphy Fore, HGTC President. "This recognition reaffirms our commitment to delivering the highest standard of welding education and training. It also demonstrates our dedication to equipping our students with the skills and certifications required to excel in this competitive field."

With this accreditation, HGTC joins an elite group of educational institutions nationwide that have been recognized as Accredited Test Facilities. The designation further solidifies the institution's reputation as a leading provider of technical education and reinforces its position as a preferred choice for aspiring welders and industry professionals.

Prospective students interested in pursuing a career in welding can now have the confidence that HGTC's Welding Program meets the highest standards in the industry. Employers seeking skilled and certified welders can also rely on the program to produce qualified graduates who are ready to contribute to their workforce from day one.

For more information about HGTC’s Advanced Welding Technologies Certificate Program or Welder Qualification for your company, please contact Jeff Ball, HGTC Chair for Academic and Workforce Development, at 843-349-7875 or jeffery.ball@hgtc.edu.