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2022-2023 Applied Technology Pathway
Applied Technology guided pathway at RCC

Industrial Welding Technology: Welder’s Helper

Career Pathway 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 the Industrial Welding Technology Welder’s Helper Career Pathway Certificate are:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to a culture of safety.
  • Processes include oxy fuel cutting, plasma arc cutting, SMAW, GMAW and FCAW.

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.

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 Pathway 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 Fundamentals of Academic Literacy (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.

Industrial Welding faculty and staff can also be reached by:
Phone: 541-956-7500
Email: weldingInforoguecc.edu
Web address: www.roguecc.edu/welding
TTY: Oregon Telecom Relay Service, 711