Robeson Community College

Welding

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    The Welding Technology Diploma and Certificate curriculum provide students with a sound understanding of the science, technology, and applications essential for successful employment in the welding and metalworking industry.

    CAREER OPTIONS

    Graduates of the Welding Technology curriculum may be employed as entry-level technicians in welding and metalworking industries.  Career opportunities also exist in construction, manufacturing, fabrication, sales, quality control, supervision, and welding-related self-employment.

    The following is a list of local employers in the field of Welding Technology:

    Entry-Level Salary

    • $12.00/hour – $25.00/hour
    ESSENTIAL SKILLS

    Helpful Personal Attributes

    • Highly motivated to work with industry
    • Strong sense of ethical behavior
    • Positive attitude
    • Ability to work well with others
    • Effective oral, written and communication skills
    Welding Technology Diploma

    The Welding Technology curriculum provides students with a sound understanding of the science, technology, and applications essential for successful employment in the welding and metalworking industry.

    Instruction includes consumable and non-consumable electrode welding and cutting processes. Courses may include math, print reading, metallurgy, welding inspection, and destructive and non-destructive testing providing the student with industry-standard skills developed through classroom training and practical application.

    Graduates of the Welding Technology curriculum may be employed as entry-level technicians in welding and metalworking industries. Career opportunities also exist in construction, manufacturing, fabrication, sales, quality control, supervision, and welding-related self-employment.

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    The Welding Technology Diploma is a 39-credit hour program. There is a basic core of 30 credit hours. The program also consists of 9 general education credit hours.

    Welding Technology Certificate

    This certificate purpose is designed to provide individuals with entry-level competencies in oxy-fuel, cutting systems, shielding metal arc (stick) welding process, and gas tungsten arc (TIG) welding process.

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     The Welding Technology Certificate is a 18-credit hour program.

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    For more information contact Natavia Townsend

    Email: ntownsend@robeson.edu

    Phone: 910.272.3447

    Cutting Processes I

    August 14 – October 9

    Class  meets Monday 8am – 12pm

    Cost – $132.60

    This course introduces oxy-fuel and plasma-arc cutting systems. Topics include safety, proper equipment setup, and operation of oxy-fuel and plasma-arc cutting equipment with emphasis on straight line, curve and bevel cutting. Upon completion, students should be able to oxy-fuel and plasma-arc cut metals of varying thickness.

    SMAW (Stick) Plate - Level I

    August 15th – October 5th

    Class meets Tuesday and Thursday 8am – 4pm

    Cost – $187.60

    This course introduces the shielded metal arc (stick) welding process. Emphasis is placed on padding, fillet, and groove welds in various positions with SMAW electrodes. Upon completion, students should be able to perform SMAW fillet and groove welds on carbon plate with prescribed electrodes.

    Mr. James Thomas
    Welding Discipline Lead | Building 1
    Email: jthomas@robeson.edu
    Phone: (910) 272-3474

    Mr. Jody Dyson
    Welding Instructor | Building 1
    Email: jdyson@robeson.edu
    Phone: (910) 272-3625