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River Parishes Community College


Academics at River Parishes Community College

River Parishes Community College, Academic Affairs, includes all technical and transfer credit programs, library services, and college-wide institutional effectiveness. Academic Affairs supports the mission of RPCC through providing leadership, quality service, and instruction that leads to technical certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees for transfer or the workforce.

  1. Academic Programs
  2. Academic Calendars
  3. Catalog and Student Handbook
  4. Online Bookstore
  5. Transfer Resources
  6. Transfer and Articulation
  7. RPCC Canvas


Starting Fall 2021, RPCC is no longer accepting new applicants for the Technical Diploma in Welding.  New students who wish to pursue a career in Welding have the option to choose a Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS) in either Entry Welder or GMAW, FCAW, & GTAW Welding Process

2021-2022 Program Guide: Entry Welder

2021-2022 Program Guide: GMAW, FCAW, & GTAW Welding Process

Technical Diploma (TD) in Welding

The purpose of the Welding program is to prepare individuals for employment in the field of welding. Instruction is provided in various processes and techniques of welding including Oxyfuel cutting, carbon arc cutting, shielded metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, flux-cored arc welding, gas metal arc welding, pipe-welding, plasma arc cutting, blueprint reading, weld symbols, and joints. After completion of this program, the student will have covered the skills designated by the AWS (American Welding Society) and will be prepared to take the AWS Entry Level Welder test. The Technical Diploma degree is designed to help students reach their educational or occupational goals in an entry-level position.

2020-2021 Program Guide: Welding

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