RCC offering welding, pharmacy tech hybrid courses

ASHEBORO (July 11, 2019)

Randolph Community College is offering welding courses and a class that helps students prepare for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE), starting in August.

The “MIG 1” welding course will take place on the Asheboro Campus from Aug. 12-Dec. 4. The class (#69319) will meet from 5-9 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. The cost is $240.55.

The 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, three “Basic Welding” courses will be offered for fall at the Welding Center located at RCC’s Archdale Center at 110 Park Avenue.

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.

The first section (#69040) is Aug. 17-Sept. 14 with a second section (#69041) Sept. 28-Oct. 19 and a third section (#69042) Nov. 2-23. All of the sections are Saturdays from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

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

Randolph County residents looking for training as pharmacy technicians have an opportunity to register for a hybrid Workforce Development and Continuing Education Division course, beginning Aug. 13 at RCC. Hybrid courses combine online learning with on-campus classes.

The 200-hour “Pharmacy Technician Hybrid” course is a PTCB-Recognized Education/Training Program for pharmacy technician students pursuing their PTCB Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) credential. The class covers medical terminology, identifying drugs by generic and brand names, interpreting prescriptions, calculating dosages, professional organizations, introductory pharmacy law, etc. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic supervised dispensing techniques in a variety of pharmacy settings and be prepared for the PTCB national certification examination. The course requires successful completion of an entrance exam assessing basic math.

The class (#69119) runs from Aug. 13-Nov. 26, and meets online and every Tuesday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Room 117 of the Administration/Education Center on the Asheboro Campus.

Tuition is $180, plus the cost of a textbooks which can be purchased in the RCC Campus Store for approximately $300.

Students should call RCC at 336-633-0268 for more information and to register.