Rock Valley College

Welding Certificates

Welding Certificate: 24 credits
Program Contact: Division of Technical Programs, (815) 921-3000

Program Overview
 

Graduates are adept in the various welding types, including gas, shielded metal arc (STICK), metal inert gas (MIG), flux core, and tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding. Welding certification can be acquired in one or more welding processes.

Work & Employment


In today’s metalworking industry, welding is rapidly becoming the most commonly used method of joining metals. Opportunities exist in the steel fabrication, plumbing and pipefitting, construction, automotive, nuclear, and sheet metal industries, as well as in facilities maintenance.

Students are required to furnish their own personal protective equipment. A list will be provided on the first day of class. A Casio FX-260 calculator is required for WLD 152.

Welding Certificate Requirements/#8218

Number Title Credits
  WLD-100 Introduction to Welding (3)
  WLD-150 Blueprint Reading for Welders (3)
  WLD-152 Arithmetic for Welders (3)
  WLD-153 Arc Welding - Flat (3)
  WLD-154 Arc Welding - Vertical (3)
  WLD-155 Arc Welding - Horizontal (3)
  WLD-156 Arc Welding - Overhead (3)


Select one course from the following:

Number Title Credits
  WLD-157 M.I.G. Welding (3)
  WLD-158 T.I.G. Welding (3)
  WLD-159 Arc Welding - Bellhole/Pipe (3)
  WLD-161 Arc Welding - Arkansas/Pipe (3)
  WLD-175 Certification Qualification Prep (3)
  WLD-181 Special Topics Welding (1)
  WLD-182 Internship in Welding Technology (1)
  WLD-180 Independent Study in Welding (1)


Gainful Employment Program Requirements
 

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Assembly Line Welder Certificate: 12 credits
Program Contact: Division of Technical Programs, (815) 921-3000

Program Overview
 

The Assembly Line Welder Certificate will provide students with instruction in each of the most common welding processes currently used in the industry (e.g., Arc / Stick, Shielded Metal Arc Welding; MIG, metal inert gas; TIG, tungsten inert gas; and Oxyfuel, gas welding and cutting), as well as instruction in welding safety. Students who complete the certificate will be prepared for entry level positions within the manufacturing industry as an assembly line welder.

Work & Employment


Upon completion, the certificate will provide a basic credential to students for employment into the manufacturing welding field as an assembly line welder.

Students are required to furnish their own personal protective equipment. A list will be provided on the first day of class. To receive the Assembly Line Welder Certificate, all four classes must be taken. No classes can be waived or substituted.

Assembly Line Welder Requirements/#8210

Number Title Credits
  WLD-100 Introduction to Welding (3)
  WLD-153 Arc Welding - Flat (3)
  WLD-155 Arc Welding - Horizontal (3)
  WLD-157 M.I.G. Welding (3)


A prerequisite or corequisite may be required for some courses. Refer to the course descriptions section in this catalog for more information.