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Welding Program Gets National Nod

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The welding world in Montana just doubled.

Flathead Valley Community College just secured the state's second American Welding Society-accredited test facility.

This is a country-wide label that confers nationally recognized certification to anyone who passes the test at FVCC--not just welding students.

The accreditation is good for one year, and director of career and technical education, Pete Wade, believes there is no reason FVCC should lose the honor in the years to come.

FVCC has never before applied for the accreditation from the American Welding Society.

"I just thought it was a good thing to do. There had been some talk about it in the past. Nothing had ever been done, so let's quit talking and do something," said Wade.

Currently, there are about forty students in the welding program at FVCC.

 

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