The Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (SVHEC) is offering a new short welding course entitled “Introduction to Stick Welding.” Beginning March 1, the class will meet for five weeks on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 9 p.m. Veteran welder Pete Talley will teach the course which will cover welding safety, oxyfuel cutting and SMAW (stick) welding. The class is ideal for individuals interested in learning the basics of one of the most commonly used welding processes. The cost is $500 per person and enrollment is limited. To register, contact Meagan Owen at meaganowen@svhec.org or call 434-572-5566. All registrations must be received by Feb. 23.