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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.

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Welding

Welding Training

HIGH SKILL, HIGH WAGE, HIGH DEMAND

 

What does a welder do?

A welder permanently joins pieces of metal through the use of different processes. In addition to fusing metal, repairing metal parts, as well as grinding and soldering materials are a few of the job duties that may be encountered. Welders are responsible for following blueprints and specifications; using manual or semi-automatic equipment to weld metal, operate flame cutting, brazing and using metal shaping machinery.

What is the average salary?

Average salaries range from $35,000 to $45,000 annually, depending on your experience level and number of hours worked. 

When is the training offered?

Monday – Thursday from 5:00 to 9:30 PM

Where is the training conducted?

River Parishes Community College, Technical Training Center

925 W. Edenborne Parkway, Gonzales, LA  70737

Three easy ways to Apply

  1. Visit our website to complete our on-line workforce application
  2. Visit our campus
  3. Call for enrollment services at 225-743-8664 or 225-743-8659, Instructors Jeremy Whittemore, Kenny Young, Steven Gaither & Larry Carrier

 

Structural Welding Class

120 hours, Relevant NCCER Credentials, Optional AWS Certification

Modules Include:

  • Welding Safety
  • Oxyfuel
  • ACAC/G
  • Plasma
  • Weld Symbols/Blue Print
  • Equipment & Filler Metal
  • Fillet & Groove

$850.00

Combo Welding Class

140 hours, Relevant NCCER Credentials, Optional AWS Certification

Modules Include:

  • Welding Safety
  • Weld Symbols/Blue Print
  • SMAW/GMAW/FCAW/GTAW
  • GTAW Equipment & Filler Metal
  • GTAW Stainless Steel Plate & Pipe

$1,150.00

Specialty Aluminum Welding Class

160 hours, Relevant NCCER Credentials, Optional AWS Certification

Modules Include:

  • Welding Safety
  • Aluminum Plate & Pipe

$1,850.00