Studies in the Welding program focus on Stick, MIG, TIG, and Torch processes, as well as pipe welding, weld testing and inspection, metal machining, computer numerical controls, and safety.

United Bureau of Labor statistics predict a 15% increase in welding jobs for 2012 to 2020.

American Welding Society (AWS) D1.1 and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Section 9 Pressure Piping Welding certifications are possible with this degree.

Students can earn an Associate's Degree in Welding in just two years from the University of Rio Grande.  A one-year certificate program is also offered in Welding.

The Welding program offers hands-on learning, laboratory opportunities in all of the technical courses.  Technical courses are taught just four days a week (Mondays through Thursdays).

Graduates of the Welding program are employed as welders in manufacturing plants, power plants, construction and fabrication shops.

Graduation requires the student to achieve a 2.00 overall grade point average (GPA) in all MFG courses and a 2.00 overall grade point average (GPA) in all coursework.

Please view the Welding FACT Sheet for a suggested curriculum for this program.

General Contact Information
  • Levi Stumbo, Instructor
    740-245-7314 E-mail:  lstumbo@rio.edu
    Davis Career Center 150C
  • Keith Saunders, School of Engineering Technologies Chair, Assistant Professor
    740-245-7315 E-mail:  saunders@rio.edu
    Davis Career Center 150D
  • Admissions
    1-800-282-7201, ext. 7206

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