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Welding Technology


Interested in the metal working industry? RLC students have several options to work both hands-on and in the classroom to prepare for a growing workforce. With one 2-year degree and five occupaional certificates, there is something for every student. The welding, soldering, and brazing industry is expected to grow by 2.4 percent, or 1,180 new jobs, between 2010 and 2020, reports the U.S. Department of Labor.

Welding programs are designed to provide the student with a wide range of welding experiences. Programs will cover welding theory, blueprint reading, metallurgy and inspection and test procedures. There will be extensive laboratory practice in SMAW, GMAW, GTAW and oxy-acetylene welding processes. The student will learn to weld with electrodes and wires in all positions common to the welding industry. Program completers will have adequate skills to qualify for employment as a welder.

 

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Degrees & Certificates in Welding Technology

APPLIED SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

WELDING TECHNOLOGY - Degree

Associate in Applied Science Degree

The Welding Technology AAS will provide welding courses designed to assist welding professionals by expanding their knowledge base, core competencies and general education. Individually, each course addresses specific workplace situations. Additionally, successful completion of all courses offered demonstrates the student’s readiness to take the American Welding Society certification examinations.

► Total = 65 Hours

First Semester (18 Cr. Hrs.)

Second Semester (12 Cr. Hrs.)

Third Semester (19 Cr. Hrs.)

Fourth Semester (16 Cr. Hrs.)

Technical Electives

1 Prerequisite course(s) may be required based test scores.

WELDING TECHNOLOGY - Certificate

Welding programs are designed to provide the student with a wide range of welding experiences. Programs will cover welding theory, blueprint reading, metallurgy and inspection and test procedures. There will be extensive laboratory practice in SMAW, GMAW, GTAW and oxy-acetylene welding processes. The student will learn to weld with electrodes and wires in all positions common to the welding industry. Program completers will have adequate skills to qualify for employment as a welder.

Gainful Employment Information

► Total = 24 Hours

First Semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)

Second Semester (9 Cr. Hrs.)

WELDING FUNDAMENTALS - Certificate

► Total = 12 Credit Hours

ADVANCED WELDING TECHNIQUES - Certificate

► Total = 12 Credit Hours

1 Prerequisites: WELD 1270 & WELD 1272

PIPE WELDING TECHNOLOGY - Certificate

Prerequisite: The Welding Technology Certificate or five years documented experience as a welder, ability to pass the overhead and vertical up-bend test and permission of the instructor.

► Total = 12 Credit Hours

ADVANCED METALWORKING - Certificate

This certificate is for those students who are seeking to improve their skills for the metalworking industry. Students will increase their skills in the welding, machining and layout processes that are commonly used in the metalworking industry. The skills learned will provide students with the necessary entry-level skills required by most small- to medium-sized metalworking job shops.

Gainful Employment Information

► Total = 19 Hours

First Semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)

Second Semester (4 Cr. Hrs.)

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Welding Technology Brochures

 

Faculty & Staff


Dean of Applied Science
Phone Extension: 1292
Building: Advanced Technology Division
Office: 138
Administrative Assistant/Applied Science & Technology Division
Phone Extension: 1261
Building: Advanced Technology Center
Office: 138
Welding Associate Professor
Phone Extension: 1272
Building: Applied Science Center
Office: 135
Welding Professor Emeritus
Phone Extension: 1227
Building: Advanced Technology Center
Office: 137


Applied Science & Technology Division
Phone: (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1261
Email:
Address: 468 N. Ken Gray Parkway, Ina, IL 62846 Attn: Applied Science
Fax Number: (618) 437-5677 Attn: Applied Science

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