Welding Diploma Program

Diploma Program - 100% On-Campus


Step into the captivating world of welding, where sparks ignite the potential for greatness across a wide range of industries, from construction to automotive. It is the alchemy of metal, the art of joining disparate parts into a cohesive whole through the transformative power of heat. As a welder, your role encompasses a multitude of thrilling responsibilities. You become the interpreter of blueprints, decoding the intricate language of design before embarking on the construction journey. We take pride in offering an inclusive and accessible opportunity for aspiring welders.

  • Acquire the skills and knowledge needed to become a welding expert in our dynamic program.
  • Comprehensive curriculum covering various welding processes: Stick, Flux Core, MIG, and TIG on mild steel up to 3/8".
  • Opportunity to earn a Certified Welding Inspection (CWI) report through the prestigious American Welding Society (AWS) at no cost.
  • Hold the CWI report as a symbol of your expertise and dedication, boosting your pride and confidence in your welding abilities.

Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to ignite your welding passion. Enroll in our program today and embark on a path that will lead you to exciting opportunities and a fulfilling career in the world of welding.

Course Details

  • Delivery Method: Ground
  • Program Length: 10 months
  • No High School Diploma Needed

Career Options

  • Welder
  • Welding Instructor
  • Welding Inspector
  • Welding Technician

A.A.S. Degree

Complete the Welding Diploma Program, then transition to our 7-month online Construction Management program. Get an associate degree in just 17 months.


Program Benefits

  • Dive into the fascinating world of blueprints, weld symbols, and masterful thermal cutting and finishing techniques.
  • Overcome financial barriers with the college covering the standard testing fee of $228.
  • Propel your welding career even further by joining the AWS for a nominal fee of $50.
  • Gain access to a vast network of industry professionals and valuable resources.
  • Welders are in demand in diverse environments, including construction sites, shipyards, automotive manufacturing, aviation manufacturing, garages, engineering firms, and many other industries.

Furthermore, we are the only school in the area that offers a free test as a Certified Welding Inspector!

The Rockford Career College Advantage

Rockford Career College is a distinguished institution that prioritizes career-focused education, equipping students with practical skills and real-world experience in their desired fields. What sets Rockford Career College apart is its unwavering commitment to preparing students for success in the workforce.

  • Programs: Choose from a diverse range of programs in animal sciences, healthcare, business, cannabis, and skilled trades. Our programs are meticulously crafted to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in their chosen careers.
  • Small Class Sizes: Benefit from personalized attention and support from our instructors, thanks to our small class sizes. This approach ensures a deeper understanding of the subject matter and the ability to apply it to real-world scenarios.
  • Multiple Schedule Options: We understand the demands of your life. That's why we offer on-campus, hybrid, and fully online diploma and degree programs that provide the flexibility you need to accommodate your lifestyle.
  • Experienced Faculty: Learn from industry professionals who bring extensive experience and expertise to the classroom. Our faculty members provide invaluable real-world insights and connections to enhance your learning journey.
  • Hands-on Training: Gain practical skills through hands-on training in state-of-the-art labs and clinical settings. Apply what you learn in the classroom to real-world situations, enhancing your confidence and readiness for your future career.


  • On-Campus & Online Options
  • 20+ Career-Focused Programs
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  • Caring Instructors
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  • Tutoring & Personalized Support
  • Financial Aid for Those Who Qualify
  • Externship Opportunities
  • Career Placement Assistance & dedicated career services team
  • RCC is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)