Let RCC help jumpstart your welding career

ASHEBORO (April 30, 2021)

Interested in starting a career in welding or looking to add this essential skill to your resumé? Randolph Community College is offering a “MIG 1” welding course on the Asheboro Campus, beginning May 17. In addition, the College is offering two “Basic Welding” courses this summer at the Archdale Center.

The MIG 1 welding course (#76061) meets on the Asheboro Campus from 5-9 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from May 17-Aug. 4. 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).

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.

Two sections are being offered in Archdale — June 5-26 (#76102) and July 17-Aug. 7 (#76103). Both sections are Saturdays from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The Welding Center is at 110 Park Avenue in Archdale. The cost of each class is $110.55.

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.