Welding Diploma Program
You could launch a hands-on career in the construction or manufacturing industries as a welder with training and knowledge from the Rockford Career College Welding diploma program.
Night & Weekend Schedule: Friday 5:30 - 930 pm | Saturday & Sunday 9 am - 5:30 pm
Program length – 10 months
We care what you think.
Tell us which programs we should add.
Classes in the program include instruction in a variety of skills such as welding theory, SMAW and GTAW specifics, welding safety, thermal cutting, and general craft and trade skills. Students will have the opportunity to explore, practice and apply skills, and learn successful study strategies and time management to prepare them for the field.
Welders use hand-welding or flame-cutting equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations or seams of fabricated metal products. Welders work in a variety of construction and manufacturing environments, including on ships and on pipelines.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor predicts 128,500 new welders will be needed between 2014 and 2024.1
1U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-2015 Edition, Job Outlook, retrieved 4/26/16