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Industrial Welding Technology: Welder's Helper

2020-21 Welder's Helper (PDF)*

Career Pathways Certificate
Courses for this Certificate

About the Program

The Welder’s Helper Career Pathways two-term certificate program is designed to recognize students’ accomplishments in welding and prepare them for entry-level work experiences in the welding industry. Students will be prepared with mathematics skills and the understanding of skills necessary to be valuable employees in the industrial welding trades. Credit from this certificate will transfer to the one-year Certificate of Completion and/or the Associate of Applied Science degree in Industrial Welding Technology.


Program Learning Outcomes

The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified learning outcomes that are relevant to the discipline. Program learning outcomes for industrial welding are:

Demonstrate a commitment to a culture of safety in all college and work environments.

Produce industry quality weldments on carbon steel plate in various joint and groove configurations.

Processes include oxy fuel cutting, plasma arc cutting, SMAW, GMAW and FCAW.

Produce industry-quality welds using GTAW, GMAW and FCAW on stainless steel and aluminum plate.

Demonstrate and apply the professional standards of the industry.


Entry Requirements

Students are required to complete the Placement Process to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading, and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin with the courses within their skill level as determined through the Placement Process. In addition, students may also be required to enroll in classes that would increase their employability and success.


Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited colleges and universities will be accepted in accordance with college policies. In order to ensure that coursework is current, program courses over three years old must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate department chair before being accepted toward core requirements. High school College Now credit will be accepted in accordance with current agreement. Verified industry experience may be substituted for some coursework in accordance with college policy and the department chair’s approval.

Credits earned in the successful completion of Career Pathways Certificates can be applied to other certificates and degrees in the Career Pathway. For more information, speak to a program advisor.


Completion Requirements

Students must complete all courses in this program with a grade of “C” or better to receive their pathways certificates. Certain required courses are graded on a pass/no pass basis only. A grade of “P” for these courses indicates a student earned the equivalent of a “C” or better grade.

Prerequisites

Course No.
Course Title
Credits
MTH20 Pre-algebra or designated placement score 0-4
RD90/WR90 College Reading/Fundamentals of Composition or
WR91 (WR91 substitutes for both RD90 and WR90) or designated placement score
0-8
  Total Prerequisite Credits 0-12

Required Courses

Course No.
Course Title
Credits
MEC102 Mechanical Fabrication 3
MET101 Mechanical Drafting 3
MTH63 Applied Algebra I or MTH60 Fundamentals of Algebra I or higher level math 4
WLD111 Technology of Industrial Welding I 6
WLD112 Technology of Industrial Welding II 6
WLD113 Technology of Industrial Welding III 6
  TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS 28

For more information, contact the Industrial Welding Department:

Grants Pass or Medford: 541-245-7809
Toll free in Oregon: 800-411-6508, Ext. 7809
email: welding@roguecc.edu
TTY: Oregon Telecom Relay Service, 711
Web address:  www.roguecc.edu/welding

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