ARCHDALE (July 23, 2020)
Randolph Community College’s 2020 Diploma Welding Class is the first in the College’s history to complete the American Welding Society’s (AWS) Sense Training Level 1. The Sense program is a welder training program developed by the AWS that involves eight written exams, and 10 welding and cutting tests. Each student will receive a certificate of completion from the AWS in each area of the program.
|Randolph Community College’s 2020 Diploma Welding class was the first-ever to complete the American Welding Society’s Sense Training Level 1. Pictured in the back row, left to right, are Coren McCrainie, Trevor Maness, Ethan Langdon, Brighton Long, Pat Dawes, David Seal, and Daniel Kaminski. Pictured in the front row, left to right, are Brenden Katzenberg, Montgomery Bosher, Amelia Garrison, and Sean Price.|
The class, which graduates at the end of July, is Montgomery Bosher of Randleman, Pat Dawes of Asheboro, Daniel Kaminski of Franklinville, Brenden Kratzenberg of Randleman, Amelia Garrison of Franklinville, Ethan Langdon of Archdale, Brighton Long of Asheboro, Trevor Maness of Asheboro, Coren McCrainie of Asheboro, Sean Price of Asheboro, and David Seal of Archdale.
RCC’s state-of-the-industry Welding Center in Archdale opened in 2011. The Center was named an Accredited Testing Facility (ATF) by the AWS in 2018 and was expanded to 31 welding booths in 2019 to keep up with both enrollment and the demand for qualified welders. The AWS Accredited Test Facility program establishes minimum requirements for test facilities, their personnel and equipment to qualify for accreditation to test and qualify welders. RCC’s testing program can test welders from anyone of eight different codes and standards. The designation means that RCC’s Certified Welding Inspectors (CWI) can test welders for the AWS certifications that are recognized anywhere in the world. RCC is one of only five AWS Accredited Testing Facilities sites in North Carolina.