Need training in building and trades? RCC has you covered

ASHEBORO (July 15, 2021)

Looking for training in electrical, HVAC, plumbing, or welding? Randolph Community College is offering several building and trades courses this fall. Scholarships are available to help with the cost of these classes.

“Basic Electrical Technician I” covers the principles of electrical wiring as it applies to commercial/residential applications. Emphasis is on Ohm’s law; alternating and direct currents; series circuits, parallel circuits, and series parallel circuits; use of electrical tools and equipment, wiring materials, and many other special subjects. Preventive maintenance and troubleshooting as well as National Electrical Code will be covered.

This training is for those interested in the installation and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems found in residential, commercial, and industrial facilities as outlined by the National Electric Code. Most of the training is hands-on. Topics covered include AC/DC theory, basic wiring practices, programmable logic controllers, and industrial motor controls.

Upon completion, students should qualify for a variety of entry-level positions in the electrical/electronics field as an on-the-job trainee or apprentice assisting in the layout, installation, and maintenance of electrical/electronic systems. OSHA 30 training and certification will be included.

The class (#76378) is Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 17-Dec. 14, from 5:30-9 p.m. in room 122 of the Continuing Education & Industrial Center on the Asheboro Campus. The cost is $180.55 plus $8 for an OSHA card.

“Fundamentals of HVAC” is designed to provide students with the introductory skills required for entry-level employment in the HVAC field. The course is comprehensive, 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 will prepare students to sit for the CFC Certification, which will be administered during the class for an additional $25. Most of the course will be theory with some hands-on application.

The class (#76380) is from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, Aug. 16-Dec. 2, in room 104 of the Building Trades Center on the Asheboro Campus. The cost is $180.55 plus $25 for a CFC card.

“Plumbing I” introduces students to the basics of plumbing. Topics include the safe use of tools, the various components of the plumbing system, and the skills needed for the plumbing industry. OSHA 10, with an emphasis on confined space and ladder safety, also will be included in the course.

The class (#76379) is Mondays and Wednesdays, Aug. 16-Dec. 16, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in room 200B of the Administration/Education Center on the Asheboro Campus. The cost is $180.55 plus $8 for an OSHA card.

For information or to register for any of the above classes, call 336-633-0268.

“MIG 1 Welding” 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 course (#76114) is from 5-9 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, Aug. 16-Dec. 8, in room 200 of the A/E Center. The cost is $180.55 plus $60 for supplies.

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

The course (#76104) is from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Saturdays, Aug. 21-Sept. 11, in room 200 of the A/E Center. Additional sections are available in September, October, and November. The cost is $70.55 plus $40 for supplies.

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