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Aluminum Boat Welder

Earn a Certificate of Completion in Aluminum Boat Welding!

boat building lab at the RCC High Tech Center

New program starting fall 2021.
Apply to RCC today to get started.

In just 3 terms, you can qualify to work in many of the boat building shops in the Rogue Valley, who are looking for qualified employees.

If you live in the Pacific Northwest, chances are you have seen or even taken a ride in an aluminum boat on one of our rivers, lakes or in the ocean. And, chances are, that boat was manufactured in the Northwest or maybe even the Rogue Valley. Aluminum sport boat manufacturers produce everything from 12-foot jon boats often seen on small lakes to drift boats common on our rivers and even larger seafaring cabin boats.

Aluminum boat production is a vibrant industry not only in the Rogue Valley but throughout Oregon, Washington and Idaho. This skill makes employment opportunities available on a region-wide basis.The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified learning outcomes that are relevant to the discipline. Learning outcomes for industrial welding programs are:

  • Demonstrate commitment to a culture of safety in all college and work environments.
  • Produce industry quality weldments on carbon steel plate in various joint and groove configurations.
  • Processes include oxy fuel cutting, plasma arc cutting, SMAW and GMAW.
  • Produce industry-quality welds using GTAW and GMAW aluminum plate.
  • Develop a logical sequence of steps to foresee, troubleshoot, and resolve mechanical and process issues that may arise in the workplace.
  • Interpret and create mechanical blueprints to industry standards.
  • Layout and fabricate industry-quality fabrication projects using shearing and forming equipment.
  • Demonstrate and apply the professional standards of the industry.

Getting Started

Step 1: Apply for admission to RCC
Step 2: Determine funding (FAFSA, Scholarships, etc.)
Step 3: Complete the Placement Process
Step 4: Register for classes
Step 5: Complete New Student Orientation

For more information or to arrange a tour, please contact Todd Giesbrecht 541-973-9582 or email [email protected]