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Welding Technology Certificate (C50420)

Certificate

This certificate program is designed to provide individuals with entry-level competencies in basic Stick, MIG and TIG 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.

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.

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) 2 6 4
WLD 131 GTAW (TIG) Plate 2 6 4
4 12 8
TOTAL CREDITS: 16

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 audiences.

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. 

Outcomes Pass Rates by Year
2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
Communication 45% 66% 36% 61%
Information Literacy 87% 64% 61% 51%
Critical Thinking 51% 52% 41% 65%

Address

Rockingham Community College
215 Wrenn Memorial Rd.
Wentworth, NC 27375

Hours

Monday to Thursday:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Contact

336-342-4261
336-349-9986 (fax)
info@rockinghamcc.edu