The welding technology curriculum provides students with a sound understanding of the science, technology and applications essential for successful employment in the welding and metal industry. Instruction includes consumable and non-consumable electrode welding and cutting processes, robotics and CNC plasma cutting. Our program is further enhanced by virtual reality welding machines. Courses in math, blueprint reading, metallurgy, welding inspection and destructive and non-destructive testing provides the student the industry-standard skills developed through classroom training and practical application.
Successful graduates of the welding technology curriculum may be employed as entry-level technicians in welding and metal working industries. Career opportunities also exist in construction, manufacturing, fabrication, sales, quality control, supervision, welding-related self-employment and welding inspection.
At the conclusion of each semester, our students are given the opportunity to pass a certification test. The Welding program at Rowan-Cabarrus is an educational member of the American Welding Society (AWS) and also participates in the SENSE program.