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RCTC’s Welding program is designed to prepare students for careers in metal joining. The program provides an overview of the basic principles and practical application of the most commonly utilized welding processes including welding terminology, weld design, blueprint reading, safety, electrical theory, the weldabiity of metals and quality control.
Instruction will include Welding Theory, Blueprint reading, Shielded Metal Arc, Gas Metal Arc, Tungsten Arc and Oxy-fuel Gas welding in multiple positions as well as brazing and metal cutting. In addition the program will focus on safety and quality assurance and includes an internship component.
RCTC’s Welding Technology Program is a 17 credit certificate intended to be completed in one semester.
Program Start Date(s)
The Program will begin both fall and spring semesters and students should expect to enroll full-time.
Career opportunities exist within small and large manufacturers throughout the SE MN region including welding repair and large scale product fabrication companies. Graduates typically start out in entry-level positions. With further on-the-job training and education students may advance to become specialists, mechanical engineers or production supervisors.
Gainful Employment Programs
Gainful employment programs are those “that prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.”
RCTC gainful employment information for Welding Technology Certificate:
Rochester Community and Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
For additional information on the most current list of RCTC program articulations see us at: http://www.rctc.edu/catalog/articulations
Last Updated: November 5, 2014