Asnuntuck Becomes an AWS Accredited Test Facility

Asnuntuck Community College has become an American Welding Society (AWS) Accredited Test Facility (ATF) in Connecticut. Students enrolled in the college’s welding program will have an opportunity to earn certifications.

AWS Publications | March 8, 2021 | AWS News and Calendar
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Asnuntuck Community College has become an American Welding Society (AWS) Accredited Test Facility (ATF) in Connecticut. Students enrolled in the college’s welding program will have an opportunity to earn certifications.

According to Richard Munroe, one of two certified instructors at the college, the AWS ATF program establishes minimum requirements for test facilities, their personnel, and equipment to qualify for accreditation to test and qualify welders.

The college’s welding program, now known as the welding and fabrication program, was established in 2004 at Windsor High School. It was moved to the Asnuntuck campus in 2008. The program has graduated approximately 1000 students since its inception. The college has dedicated 10,000 sq ft to welding instruction in a modern facility, which includes 75 welding booths.

“I am so proud of this accomplishment and thankful to the staff for all the hard work they put into this process to achieve this certification,” said Mary Bidwell, interim dean of advanced manufacturing technology.

To learn more details about AWS ATFs, visit aws.org/certification/AccreditedTestFacilities.

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