We Proudly Present Welding Graduate Allie Bombard

We Proudly Present Welding Graduate Allie Bombard
DATE On July 27, 2021

From building automobiles to maintaining infrastructure, welders play a pivotal role in our society. When choosing a new career, Allie Bombard wanted a profession that would leave a positive impact on her community. That's why she enrolled in Rockford Career College's welding program. We are extremely proud of her for earning a 4.0 GPA and graduating on the President's List. Now, we are happy to see her enjoying the career of her dreams.

What You Learn in a Welding Program

For each graduate of a program, we highlight three different courses. During the program, Allie took courses such as: Core Curriculum Trade Skills, FCAW Plate, and GTAW Plate (Groove) and Metallurgy.

In these courses, she learned about:

  • Mathematical operations used in construction; the metric system; geometry; construction drawings; solutions to problems involving the measurement of lines, area, volume, weights, angles, pressure, vacuum, and temperature; and NEC® requirements and procedures for proper grounding and bonding
  • Fundamentals of the Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) process, such as wire-feed welding procedures, FCAW equipment, and the filler metals and shielding gases used to perform FCAW
  • Interpass temperature control; preheating and postheating procedures performed to preserve weldment strength and weld quality; checking for proper joint fitup and alignment using gauges and measuring devices; the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) process; GTAW equipment and maintenance; and the use of common filler and V-Groove welds

How Our Graduate Became a Welder

Like Allie, you too could become a welder in just a matter of months and start your career journey in this interesting and necessary profession. As part of the RCC family, you will have the opportunity to hone your trade skills through hands-on training in our campus lab. The college also pays for welding students to test for a Certified Welding Inspection report with the American Welding Society in any welding process using Stick, Flux Core, MIG, or TIG on mild steel material up to 3/8”.

Rockford Career College's Welding Program at a Glance

Program Length: 10 months
Learning Environment: 100% of this program is taught on-campus at the lab
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Job Outlook: 3-4% increase in the U.S. projected from 2019-20291

Find out more about our welding program today. Call 888.680.6682 or submit the Request Information form on our website. We're ready to assist you with all the details, such as completing the enrollment process, exploring your financial aid options, and connecting you with local employers. Start a career that gives you purpose. Find out if welding is the right career for you!

1 National Center for O*NET Development.  51-4121.00 - Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers.   O*NET OnLine.  Retrieved May 31, 2021, from https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/51-4121.00

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