WELDING TECHNICIAN

Join The Welding

PROGRAM AT ROSEDALE TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Are you at your boiling point in life and ready to begin a career that can transform your future?

When you look at the world we live in, you might not realize how essential welding professionals are in impacting many aspects of our daily lives. A large percentage of manufactured products are made with the help of welders and are vital to many industries, like automotive, construction, and more.  Bridges, gates, small kitchen devices, skyscrapers, and pipelines are just some of the things that require the skills of a welder. 

Committing to a career as a welder can offer many opportunities for those who pursue it, like a good-paying salary and job security; however, it is not a career path for everyone, and there are many factors to consider before taking on this trade. Welding can be a physically enduring and challenging task that requires individuals to work hard in sometimes extreme elements. If setting yourself up for a successful future and helping the overall success of our society continue to move forward sounds appealing, then this could be the field for you! Remember, not all heroes wear capes… some wear welding helmets.

In addition to those seeking a challenge in an essential career, creative people tend to be drawn to the welding program for its precision and artistry.

Our welding technician program provides in-person training opportunities that prepare students with the necessary experience needed to transition into a career path across a variety of industries.

If you’re ready to put in the work, we’re ready to help. Contact us today to get your welding career started.

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EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE

Rosedale Tech can offer through our live, in-person training geared towards helping students take charge of their future career head-on.

What are the DIFFERENT TYPES OF WELDING?

Welding is the process of fusing two or more parts using a combination of heat and pressure. It is most often used on metals and thermoplastics. However, some techniques also allow you to weld wood.

There are four primary types of welding:

MIG – Gas Metal Arc Welding

Is the most common type of welding and is often used in the automotive and construction industries.

TIG – Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

Uses a tungsten electrode, which is a stronger bone. This process is often used in aerospace, auto, and heavy equipment welding.

Stick – Shielded Metal Arc Welding

Is a portable welding technique used in construction, maintenance, and industrial settings.

Flux-Cored Arc Welding

Is a technique that welders use for thicker metals like in manufacturing settings. It is also a method used outdoors as it offers additional weather protection.

What is the

JOB OUTLOOK FOR WELDERS?

Welders are needed in a number of industries, providing many job opportunities for students graduating from our program. While some positions may only require a high school diploma or equivalent education, many jobs prefer to hire welders with experience and formal training from a trade school.

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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics,

418,200
WELDING JOBs

available with a forecasted growth of 34,100 new jobs by 2030.

There are 418,200 welding jobs available, with a forecasted growth of 34,100 new jobs by 2030. While some positions may only require a high school diploma or equivalent education, many jobs prefer to hire welders with experience and formal training from a trade school.

Other Jobs Welders Qualify for Include:

Assemblers and Fabricators

Boilermakers

Metal Workers

Sheet Metal Workers

Post-Graduation Job Placement Opportunities at Rosedale Tech

The job-ready skills and qualifications students acquire in Rosedale Tech’s welding training program can make them high-valued employees to businesses looking for trained welders.

Rosedale Tech’s supportive staff also helps students find positions upon graduation by connecting welders with employers through things like job fairs, employer presentations, and mock interviews to name a few. While we don’t guarantee job placement, our students are in demand.

Here’s a Look at Some of the Employers That Have Hired our Welding Graduates:

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HEAR FROM STUDENTS OF ROSEDALE

Honestly I could not say anything bad about Rosedale Tech. From the staff, to the classes, to the food served at lunch there isn’t another place like it and I am glad to have spent my time here. Dave helped me feel at home when going through admissions and from then on I knew I made the right choice. The relationships built along the way makes the days feel like hours and hours like minutes and you’re left wondering where time went. Before you know it you’re walking the stage with a new job and a career set before you.

Matt M.

ABOUT ROSEDALE’S WELDING PROGRAM

Rosedale Tech’s program trains students through real-world scenarios in an in-person, hands-on learning environment. The experience and knowledge gained throughout the course can assist graduates with obtaining employment in the field and changing their lives.  Previous experience is not required to sign up for the welding technician program. 

Students can complete Rosedale Tech’s welding technician program in as little as eight months. Here is what can be expected throughout the program.

Gain Experience in a Hands-On Learning Environment

At Rosedale, students learn welding using standard tools and situations in the industry. Some of the training our students may receive includes working with:

  • Electric arc welders
  • Flux core arc welders
  • Gas tungsten arc welders
  • Gas metal arc welders
  • Oxy-fuel cutting, portable, and semi-automatic burning equipment
  • Hydraulic shears
  • Handheld grinders and bevelers
  • Metalworking band saws
Learn through Comprehensive Welding Courses

Our courses in this welding program provide students with the necessary experience and knowledge to enter employment across multiple industries. The team of welding instructors are highly trained and bring years of industry experience. Daytime and evening programs are available for welding training.

Some of the techniques students may learn include:

  • Arc welding (SMAW), MIG welding (GMAW), and TIG welding (GTMA)
  • Thermal cutting processes
  • Welding print reading
  • Welding fabrication
  • Metallurgy
  • Nonferrous welding
  • Pipe welding
  • Welding testing and inspection

Graduate with a

COMPETITIVE DIPLOMA AND CERTIFICATION

Graduates earn a diploma upon completion of the welding technician program. In addition, graduates may have the necessary training to earn American Welding Society (AWS) and American Petroleum Institute (API) qualifications.

Our goal at Rosedale Tech is to help students empower their future by obtaining careers that support their goals.  While job placement isn’t guaranteed, Rosedale Tech graduates are in demand.

Choose a Schedule that Works for You

One comment our graduates consistently make is that their time at Rosedale Tech flies by quickly.  Our welding programs can be completed in 13 months or less. In order to help facilitate a work-life balance, we offer a four-day school week. Daytime and evening programs are available in our welding program for those that wish to fit school in with their other daily obligations.

Financial Aid Options

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. 

Many of our students qualify for some type of financial assistance. We offer a process that pairs accepted students with a financial aid coordinator to help customize a financial plan that may include eligible grants, loans, and other awards. We will also assist with the application for federal financial aid.

We are proud to support members of the military community as they transition back to civilian life. Our financial aid team includes members who are VA certified and can help military students navigate their military benefits for education.

Why Choose Rosedale Technical College

YOUR WELDING TRAINING?

Are You Ready to Start Your Training Through Our Welding Program?
Whether you become a welder or go down another career path, Rosedale Technical College offers a variety of highly immersive trade school programs. You can talk with an advisor to find the best fit for your interests and knowledge.