Robeson Community College

Welding Technology Structural/Pipe Certicate C50420SP


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.

Admission Requirements and Special Conditions

A high school diploma (or equivalent), satisfactory scores on college placement tests (or equivalent) and a minimum GPA in English and mathematics are required. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, RCC offers precollege courses to prepare students for the Welding Technology program.

Program Curriculum     
First Semester (Fall) ClassLabClinCreditNotes
ACA-111 College Student Success1001No Pre/Co
WLD-110 Cutting Processes1302No Pre/Co
WLD-115 SMAW (Stick) Plate2905No Pre/Co
WLD-131 GTAW (TIG) Plate2604No Pre/Co S23306
MAT-110 Mat Measurement & Literacy2203Take DMA 010, 020, 030,/Placement
Second Semester (Spring) ClassLabClinCreditNotes
WLD-141 Symbols & Specification2203No Pre/Co
ENG-110 Freshman Composition3003State DRE 097
WLD- 116 SMAW (STICK) Plate/Pipe1904State WLD-115
WLD-132 GTAW (TIG) Plate/Pipe1603State WLD-131
WLD-121 GMAW (MIG) FCAW/Plate2604No Pre/Co
Summer SessionClassLabClinCreditNotes
WLD-231 GTAW (TIG) Pipe1603State WLD-132
WLD-261 Certification Practices1302State WLD-115+WLD121+WLD-131
CIS-111 Basic PC Literacy1202No Pre/Co
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