We are half way through our 2016 summer semester and CCTC advanced pipe welding students are preparing to graduate. The students have been hard at work fabricating pipe to be installed on our jobsite simulator, practicing their 6G 2″ XX wall tests, and practicing both 316 and super duplex stainless pipe. Here are a few pictures of the simulator piping being fabricated and installed.

We have 11 welding students that will be graduating this semester and joining the welding workforce but some students have already been accepted into summer internships. CCTC welding has formed a partnership with a pipe and vessel fabrication company located in Columbia SC to allow students the opportunity to gain industry experience and work their way into full time positions.

Austin Mizell (Left) and Drew Bracken (Right) have both passed a 3″ super duplex pipe test which certifies them to weld at our partner company.


Our students brought home first place and third place awards at the 2016 South Carolina Technical College welding competition. Here are our winners.

first place winner Mountain Dew guy

Justin Harris 1st place for          Hugh Thompson 3rd place for

Aluminum Tig Welding              3″ Sch40 316 stainless pipe

Carbon Tig Welding

and Carbon Mig Welding