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Welding

Rock Valley College offers of the most comprehensive welding programs in the area. You're given the opportunity to develop skills using common, manual, and semi-automatic welding processes. Industrial safety, blueprint reading,  basic metal fabrication, and welding will prepare you for an entry level position in welding,  construction, manufacturing and fabrication industries. 

RVC is an American Welding Society accredited test facility so students have the opportunity to take a certification test after the completion of our 24 credit certificate program.

Advanced Welder Certificate Overview
 

Graduates are adept in the various welding types, including Oxy-fuel, Shielded Metal Arc (STICK), Gas Metal Arc (MIG), Flux Core Arc, and Gas Tungsten Arc (TIG) welding. Upon completion a welding certification may 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, pipefitting, inspection, construction, automotive, nuclear, sheet metal, and facilities maintenance careers.

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. 

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Number Title
  WLD-100 Introduction to Welding
  WLD-150 Blueprint Reading for Welders
  WLD-152 Arithmetic for Welders
  WLD-153 Arc Welding - Flat and Horizontal
  WLD-154 Arc Welding - Vertical
  WLD-156 Arc Welding - Overhead
  WLD-157 M.I.G. Welding
  WLD-158 T.I.G. Welding
  WLD-175 Certification Qualification Prep
  WLD-168 Advanced G.T.A.W
  STU-103 Workplace Ethics


Industrial Welder Certificate Overview

 

The Industrial Welder Certificate provides students with instruction in each of the most common processes used in the welding industry, including: Shielded Metal Arc Welding (Stick), Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (TIG), and Oxyfuel welding and cutting, as well as instruction in welding safety. Students who complete this certificate will be prepared for an entry-level position in the welding industry.

Work & Employment
 

Upon completion, the certificate will provide a basic credential to students for employment in the manufacturing industry.

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Number Title
  STU-103 Workplace Ethics
  WLD-100 Introduction to Welding
  WLD-150 Blueprint Reading for Welders
  WLD-153 Arc Welding - Flat and Horizontal
  WLD-157 M.I.G. Welding
  WLD-158 T.I.G. Welding

 

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

 

Gainful Employment Program Requirements
 

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