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Program Outcomes

weldingUpon completion of the Welding program at RCTC, students will achieve the following outcomes:

  • Demonstrate safe set-up, start-up, usage, shut-down and maintenance of all welding related shop equipment.
  • Demonstrate the fundamentals of SMAW, GTAW, GMAW, OFW-A, and PAC.
  • Demonstrate critical workplace skills including teamwork, communication, and problem solving.
  • Interpret blueprints in terms of line identification, view identification, dimensioning, tolerance and all the standard AWS weld symbols and abbreviation that will be found on the drawings.

RCTC Student Testimonial

"I had a wonderful experience in RCTC’s Welding program. I went from completely clueless to fairly competent on several different welding methods, as well as blueprint reading and understanding weld symbols, in just a few weeks. Class was intense and fast-paced, but everything we learned in class was then put into practice in the shop that same day, allowing me to grasp the concepts and practices quickly and efficiently. The program has been well developed to give a great overview of a number of different welding skills found in the job market today, and Paul, the instructor, is fantastic!" ~ Cheri Spading RCTC Welding Program Graduate


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