Rosedale Technical College Open House on April 11, 2015

Visit Our Open House!

Rosedale Technical College is offering a spring open house on Saturday, April 11, at 9:30 a.m. This is a great way to learn more about the many programs that we offer on our campus, including our two newest program areas: industrial technician and welding.

Visit Our Open House!

At the open house, you’ll be able to meet faculty, visit our facilities, learn more about equipment and instruction, and ask questions about our programs.

Admissions, financial aid, job placement, and student services staff will also be present to answer any questions about Rosedale.

Programs for the 21st Century

A career in the trades offers excellent career prospects and high-paying jobs.

Rosedale offers:

  • Full Slate of Programs. Our programs include automotive technology, diesel technology, HVAC technology, electrical technology, truck driving, industrial technician, and welding. Each one helps to drive the “new economy” that’s taken root around the country. With these specialized skills, you’ll be ready to work in nearly any industry: construction, automotive, energy, and more.
  • Hands-on Projects and Real-World Experience. We believe that our students learn best from a combination of theory and practical experience. That’s why we offer valuable hands-on training that is designed to adapt to employers’ needs and the technological changes that will take place within the industries that employ Rosedale graduates. For instance, our electrical technology program includes residential and commercial wiring projects. Our programs have training labs and simulations, as well as all of the equipment that graduates will need to know how to operate.
  • Student Services. We use Smartboard technology, state-of-the-art computers, and in-house tutoring to ensure that students are getting the best instruction possible. We also hold events so that students have a chance to socialize outside of the classroom. Rosedale can also help students find housing in the Pittsburgh area—just ask.
  • Job Placement Services. Rosedale Tech helps graduating students find the perfect place to start their career. We offer a career preparation course that teaches students how to write resumes and cover letters and prepares them for interviews. We also hold career fairs so that employers and students have the chance to meet. Our graduates are in high demand, and our job placement program will assist them as they begin a promising career.

If you’re interested in learning more about the programs that are offered at Rosedale Technical College, please attend our open house in April or call our admissions department.

Why Now Is the Time to Start a Welding Career

Let’s Get Started!

If you’ve been thinking of choosing welding as a career, there’s no better time. That’s because welding is a career that is an essential part of a large segment of manufacturing industries.

Welding Career

A Stable Career Environment

Welders benefit from an exceptional job outlook: as much as 15 percent growth through the end of the decade. Welders normally earn $17.50 an hour, which translates to about $37,000 per year. As manufacturing experiences a renaissance in the United States, welders will be needed to help grow the economy. Additionally, the average age of a welder in this country is nearly 53 years old. Skilled welders will be needed to replace them as they begin to retire.

Welders are especially needed in these industries:

  • Oil and Gas. There’s a booming shale industry in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and New York. Gas extraction requires experienced welders, and the by-products produced from shale have produced factories and plants that transform them into usable goods.
  • Automotive. The automotive sector continues to transform and requires ARC welders who can work efficiently to produce enough vehicles for U.S. consumers and businesses.
  • Aerospace. There are thousands of airplanes and other machines that are built every year to sustain U.S. transportation needs and federal defense requirements.
  • Construction. This industry is growing, thanks to green construction efforts, commercial construction, and large projects.

Your career choices include being a welding fabricator, inspector, trainer, and supervisor, depending on your level of education and the years of hands-on experience you have.
Rosedale now offers an 8-month program that trains students to work as welders in any given industry. We prepare our graduates for work in Arc, MIG, and TIG wielding, and they take classes in thermal cutting, printreading, fabrication, metallurgy, pipe welding, and testing and inspection. After completing the program, graduates will receive a Welding Technician diploma and can then earn certifications from the American Petroleum Institute and American Welding Society.

Call Rosedale Technical Institute today to learn more about our 8-month welding program.

Industrial Technicians Keep Machines Running

The Men Behind the Machines

In response to growing career opportunities in the manufacturing field, Rosedale Technical College has introduced a new program, Industrial Technician, for those who want to work in the manufacturing industry. These professionals go through extensive training to learn how to maintain and repair industrial equipment such as conveyor systems and packaging and production machinery in plants, construction sites, factories, and other areas. Industrial Technicians work in every manufacturing field, including public utilities, mining, energy and power, aviation, vehicles, food processing, and chemicals.

Industrial Technician

What Does an Industrial Technician Do?
Technicians in this field are multi-skilled. They can:

  • Install and assemble mechanical equipment
  • Test and repair manufacturing equipment
  • Troubleshoot electrical systems and automated machines
  • Operate Hydraulic and Pneumatic systems
  • Maintain mechanical and electrical systems

This job requires a solid background in the technology that’s used to run automated systems. Industrial technicians also have to be good problem solvers. Each time a machine stops running, a company is likely losing important production time—and money. Technicians are trained to visually inspect machinery and use computerized diagnostic systems and vibration analysis to discover where the equipment needs to be repaired, and how to do it.

A Growing Need for Industrial Technicians
The U.S. Department of Labor states that work opportunities for this group will increase more than 20 percent through the end of this decade. The average pay for an experienced technician is nearly $22/hour, which is about $45,000 a year.

Most manufacturing companies use specialized, sophisticated equipment that must be regularly maintained, and at times must be evaluated and repaired. On-the-job-training is an important component of the curriculum at Rosedale Technical College, and our students have the opportunity to use equipment including:

  • PLC and Motor Control lab including a Mechatronics simulator (Commercial Conveyor Simulator)
  • A-frame Hoist and Riggings
  • Hydraulics/Pneumatics training lab
  • A 2-story framed building structure used for wiring
  • Plasma Arc Cutters
  • Powertrains training lab with multiple Drive Trains and Gear Boxes
  • Stick, MIG and TIG welders

There’s already a growing for more industrial technicians in Western Pennsylvania. Call Rosedale Technical College today for more information on this new program.

Pittsburgh-Based Rosedale Technical Institute Officially Becomes Allegheny County’s 15th College

State-approved name change from ‘Institute’ to ‘College’ signifies the non-profit’s expanding program offerings and enrollment to meet employers’ demands for skilled-laborers

(PITTSBURGH) September 17, 2014 Rosedale Technical Institute will become Rosedale Technical College in a move the President and Board Members say is aimed at more accurately reflecting the non-profit’s program offerings. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania approved the name change this August. The change goes into effect immediately with complete implementation by the end of 2014.

“We believe that this designation more effectively communicates to our graduates and current and prospective students who we are today as well as the growing institution that continues to emerge,” said Rosedale Technical College President Dennis Wilke. “We do the things that a college does. Our students have fun, they learn complex ideas, and they become graduates and start new careers. We believe it’s time our students receive respect and credit for the serious learning that is happening here. What will not change is our hands-on, student-centered approach to learning trades. We may have a new name, but we’re still all about the trades.”
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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

As you may know, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, challenges you to pour a bucket of ice water over your head. Why?

This challenge raises awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis(ALS) also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease! Also by doing this many donations are made to the foundation for more research!

Even Rosedale Technical College is doing it!