ASHEBORO (July 31, 2018)
Randolph Community College’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education Division will offer a “MIG 1” welding course on the Asheboro Campus beginning Aug. 15. The class (#65304) will meet from 5-9 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, Aug. 15 – Dec. 12. The cost is $240.55.
This course introduces metal arc welding and flux core arc welding processes. Topics include equipment setup and fillet and groove welds with emphasis on application of GMAW and FCAW electrodes on carbon steel plate. Upon completion, students should be able to perform fillet welds on carbon steel with prescribed electrodes in the flat, horizontal, and overhead positions. This class prepares students to obtain an ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) Welding Certificate (additional fee required).
In addition, four “Basic Welding” courses will be offered for fall, two at the Welding Center located at RCC’s Archdale Center at 110 Park Ave., Archdale, and two at the Asheboro Campus, 629 Industrial Park Ave., Asheboro.
The Basic Welding courses are designed to teach basic gas metal arc welding safety, fundamentals and techniques. The Basic Welding class is a prerequisite to the Continuing Education MIG 1 class. The cost of each class is $110.55.
Two sections are offered in Archdale: #65168, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Saturdays, Sept. 8-Sept. 29; or #65169, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Saturdays, Oct. 13-Nov. 3.
Two sections are offered in Asheboro: #67137, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Saturdays, Sept. 8-Sept. 22; or #67138, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Saturdays, Oct. 6-Oct. 27.
Grants and scholarships are available to help with the cost of these classes. Call 336-328-1750 for more information or to register for these courses.