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Welding Technology Certificate (C50420)


This certificate program is designed to provide individuals with entry-level competencies in SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, & GTAW welding as well as in blueprint reading. Upon successful completion, graduates should be able to build weldments per specifications using multiple welding procedures. Courses within this certificate may be applied toward a diploma in Welding Technology.

Course Sequence

Fall Semester Class Lab Credit
WLD 115 SMAW (Stick) Plate 2 9 5
WLD 141 Symbols & Specifications 2 2 3
4 11 8
Spring Semester
WLD 121 GMAW (MIG) FCAW/Plate 2 6 4
WLD 131 GTAW (TIG) Plate 2 6 4
4 12 8

Employment Outlook

Employment of welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers is projected to grow 3% from 2019 to 2029, about as fast as the average for all occupations. The nation’s aging infrastructure will require the expertise of welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers to help rebuild bridges, highways, and buildings.

General Education Outcomes

Rockingham Community College has three general education outcomes:

Communication: Students will communicate using the conventions appropriate for the intended academic or professional audience.

Information Literacy: Students will locate, evaluate, and use appropriate information for academic and professional tasks.

Critical Thinking: Students will analyze information and ideas and develop reasoned solutions to academic or professional problems. 

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Rockingham Community College
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Wentworth, NC 27375


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