Community Supports College Welding Program

Chesapeake College recently received a generous donation from the Cambridge Veterans of Foreign War Post 7460 to purchase a new welding machine to use in their new pipe welding class. The donation was presented by Carl Anderson, Vice Commander of the Cambridge Post as well as a new student in Chesapeake’s welding program. “Chesapeake College offers one of the best welding programs that I have ever participated in”, said Anderson. “It would be a great program for any veteran to consider who is looking for training in a new career field.”

After attending the classes, Anderson shared his experiences with Post 7460 Commander Craig Schnider about the high quality of instruction along with the variety of welding processes covered in the curriculum including Oxy-Acetylene, MIG, TIG, Stick, and even Plasma. Schnider readily agreed to support the program with a generous donation to the college. Over the past several years, Chesapeake College has updated nearly all of the welding machines to new state of the art machines to enhance the student’s learning experience.

The welding program has been offered for over 20 years at Chesapeake College and each semester has a waiting list to register for the Basic Arc Welding class. This year Pipe Welding has been added to the program offerings as well as a basic and an advanced certificate. Most of the students who complete a welding program at Chesapeake College also become “AWS” certified welders.

For more information about the welding program, visit the website at or contact Bob Faiella at Chesapeake College by calling 410-827-5807 or by email,