We Proudly Present Welding Graduate Eddie Harrison

We Proudly Present Welding Graduate Eddie Harrison
DATE On August 12, 2021

At Rockford Career College, we take great pride in our students and their accomplishments. Eddie Harrison is one such student who worked hard to achieve his academic and professional dreams. After enrolling in our welding program, Eddie studied diligently and developed his technical skills in the on-campus lab. We are so proud of him for graduating on our Dean's List and starting his welding career!

What You Learn in a Welding Program

For each graduate of a program, we highlight three different courses. During the program, Eddie took courses such as: SMAW Beads and Fillets (7018), Professional Success Strategies, and GTAW Plate (Fillets).

In these courses, he learned about:

  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) equipment setup, maintenance, and minor repair; various SMAW E7018 electrodes used by the industry; striking an arc; and how to make a stringer, weave, overlap beads, and make fillet welds in multiple positions with E7018 electrodes
  • Portraying professionalism in behavior, presentation, dress, and work ethic, as well as the professional standards of the industry
  • The fundamentals of the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) process; GTAW equipment and maintenance; the use of common filler metals; and how to perform TIG weld beads and GTAW fillet welds

How Our Graduate Became a Welder

Like Eddie, you too could become a welder in just a matter of months and start your career journey in this interesting and necessary profession. Our welding program prepares students via hands-on training in the lab. Students become proficient in various welding types, including: gas, shielded metal arc (STICK), metal inert gas (MIG), flux core, and tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding. The College also pays for students to test for a welding process to earn a Certified Welding Inspection report with the American Welding Society.

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. Our staff and faculty are prepared to assist you with completing the enrollment process, finding a free tutor, and connecting with local employers. The College even offers financial aid to those who qualify. Just as we are proud of Eddie, we would also be proud to help you achieve your dream career.

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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