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August 1, 2017


Welding Classes Now Offered in Dexter by Three Rivers

Three Rivers College has begun offering welding classes at its Three Rivers – Dexter location, starting in the upcoming Fall semester. Three Rivers will offer two one-year certificates for welding, as well as an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Engineering Technology with a focus on welding.

"Our welding programs offer an efficient and affordable gateway into a high-demand career," said Dr. Dan Lauder, Chair of the Career Studies and Workforce Development department at Three Rivers. "In as little as a year, a student in these programs can be ready for well-paying welding jobs anywhere in the nation."

Students in Three Rivers' welding programs in Dexter can obtain a one-year certificate in Manufacturing Welding or Maintenance Welding in a year, or an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Engineering Technology -- Welding Option in two years. In addition to the welding programs, Three Rivers – Dexter also offers a one-year Green Diesel certificate, focusing on diesel engine mechanics.

"Students will gain valuable in-demand skills pursuing a certificate in either the Welding or Green Diesel programs," said Lauder. "Employers frequently hire students from our Green Diesel program before they even complete the program."

Fall classes at Three Rivers, including the Welding program, begin August 14, with a registration deadline of Friday, August 11. Prospective students can visit trcc.edu or call 573-8400-9605 for more information on all of Three Rivers' programs of study. To apply for admission to Three Rivers, visit trcc.edu/admissions. Prospective students must possess a high school diploma or high school equivalency credential.

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