As the Spring semester comes to an end, CCTC welding students prepare to head to the 34th annual South Carolina Technical College Welding Competition on April 21st and 22nd, 2016. Six of our talented students will compete in various welding processes at the competition against twelve other technical colleges from around the state.

Below is a picture of a student preparing his pipe pieces for the competition.

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Students not competing this year were busy working on our construction simulator. CCTC has one of the most complex real world experiences for students looking to enter the welding industry as an industrial welder. Our construction simulator is a two story structure where students have to fabricate piping pieces just as they would in real world industrial situations. The students use blueprints, math, rigging, and welding to form the correct piping pieces and connect them from opposite ends of the structure. Some piping runs from the bottom floor to the top floor.

In the pictures below you can see students fabricating and preparing pieces to be welded into the existing pipe structure.