Car repair, DMV dealer, HVAC, ag mechanics, welding courses start in January at RCC

ASHEBORO (Dec. 5, 2018)

Randolph Community College’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education Division is offering classes in auto body repair, DMV Motor Vehicle Licensure, HVAC, agricultural mechanics, and welding in January.

The “Auto Body Repair Basics” class (#67831) begins Jan 7 and runs through April 22 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays in the Richard Petty Education Center on the Asheboro Campus.

The course is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the auto body repair field. Students will be taught how to identify and describe the current types of body/frame construction; evaluate vehicle damage through proper application of measuring and gauging equipment and sequencing techniques; and return vehicles to pre-accident condition. Upon completion, students will have the knowledge base to perform hands-on repairs in the areas of nonstructural repairs, MIG welding, plastics and adhesives, refinishing, and other related areas.

The cost is $180.55.

Prospective auto dealers can take the “DMV: Dealer Pre-License” course, which provides the 12 hours of authorized prelicensing training required in North Carolina. Topics include dealer license plates, vehicle inspections, titling and registration, frequently used forms, and dealer disclosures. The course (#68280) will be offered Monday and Tuesday, Jan 7-8, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on the Asheboro Campus. Registration for this course is $70. Additional sections are scheduled for March 25-26 (#68283) and May 20-21 (#68285).

RCC’s “Motor Vehicle Dealer Education” course is designed to meet the continuing education training requirements for Used Vehicle Dealer’s license renewal in North Carolina. The next class (#68282) is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 9, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on the Asheboro Campus. Registration is $70. Additional sections are scheduled for March 27 (#68284) and May 22 (#68286).

The “Fundamentals of HVAC” course is designed to provide students with the introductory skills required to become employed as an entry-level heating and air conditioning technician. It is a comprehensive course focusing on the operating principles of heating systems with emphasis on safety, ventilation, types of heating/cooling systems, Ohm’s law, load calculation, troubleshooting using the various types of test equipment, servicing, repairing, and installing components/entire systems. This course prepares students to sit for the CFC Certification, which will be administered during the class for an additional $25.

The required textbook, “Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology, 8th Edition,” can be purchased through RCC Campus Store for approximately $192, and registration is $180.55.

The course (#68153) meets from 5:30-9:30 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, from Jan. 7-April 22 in room 104 of the Building Trades Center on the Asheboro Campus.

“Agricultural Mechanics I” includes many subjects commonly found in mechanical systems at home or on the farm. They include small engine theory and repair, basic household electrical wiring, and basic arc welding for repair. Students will learn concepts for every day fixes around the home or farm. Upon completion of the small engines portion of the class, students will be able to sit for the Briggs and Stratton Basic Certification.

The class (#67153) meets from 5:30-9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 8-April 18, in room 102 of the Building Trades Center on the Asheboro Campus. The cost is $215.55. Students will be provided with a supply list upon registration.

For more information or to register for the auto body repair, DMV, HVAC, or agricultural mechanics classes, call 336-633-0268.

RCC is offering three “Basic Welding” courses in January, March, and April on the Archdale Campus. In addition, a “MIG 1” welding course will be on the Asheboro Campus, beginning Jan. 9.

The Basic Welding courses are designed to teach basic gas metal arc welding safety, fundamentals, and techniques. The class is a prerequisite to the MIG 1 class.

Three sections are being offered in Archdale: #67316, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Saturdays, Jan. 26-Feb. 16; #67317, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Saturdays, Feb. 23-March 16, and #67318, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m., March 23-April 13. The Welding Center is at 110 Park Avenue in Archdale. The cost of each class is $110.55.

The MIG 1 welding course (#67267) meets on the Asheboro Campus from 5-9 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays from Jan. 9-May 1. The cost is $240.55.

The class 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).

Scholarships are available to help with the cost of these classes.

Call 336-328-1750 for more information or to register for the welding courses.