2018-2019 Catalog & Student Handbook 
    Jun 17, 2024  
2018-2019 Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Welding Technology (D50420) Diploma

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs by Curriculum


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.

Gainful Employment

Gainful Employment Disclosure [Opens in a new tab] See important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program.

Program Curriculum

First Semester (Fall)

Class Hours 8 | Lab Hours 20 | Credit Hours 15

Class Hours 9 | Lab Hours 23 | Credit Hours 17

Third Semester (Summer)

Class Hours 3 | Lab Hours 11 | Credit Hours 7

Total Credit Hours 39

Additional Curriculum Notes

  1. The D50420 Diploma is intended for students desiring to gain entry-level skills or update current skills in this field for employment or promotion.
  2. This program contains a large amount of contact hours. Students need to understand the time requirement for this program. Please study the program checklist closely, as it includes both credit and contact hours.
  3. Failure to complete the courses in sequence reduces the chance of completion.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs by Curriculum