No doubt about it! Welding and joining technology is a rewarding and demanding field. With the following strengths: good mechanical ability, logical mind, learning skills, team player, imagination, good physical condition, self-discipline, patience, integrity and responsibility, you will be successful on a welding career path. Welding programs are offered at Shelton and Bremerton.
DEGREES & CERTIFICATES
Associate in Technical Arts
Certificate of Specialization
Certificate of Proficiency
Certificates of Recognition
- Aluminum Welding (19 credits)
- Precision Metal Cutting (15 credits)
Upon completion, successful students will:
- Safely and accurately use a variety of electric arc processes, basic hand tools and shop equipment to fabricate durable goods.
- Safely and accurately use a variety of torches and fuse gas to produce parts that are used to fabricate durable goods.
- Read, interpret, and use shop drawings and specifications in the fabrication and making of durable goods.
- Apply and practice workplace safety policies and procedures.
- Be prepared to take welder qualification tests in accordance with American Welding Society (AWS) and Washington Association of Building Organization (WABO).
For up-to-date information, go to http://www.onetonline.org/ and simply enter the job title in Occupation Search field.
Some programs fall under Gainful Employment regulations. Please visit www.olympic.edu/GainfulEmployment for disclosure information.
MEDIAN HOURLY WAGE IN WASHINGTON STATE
Current wage information can be found for each career option. After finding the career option in O*NET online, click on Wages & Employment, select Washington in the State & National field and GO.
REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSURE AND EMPLOYMENT
Stephen Quinn (Entry Advisor)
Chris Hobson (Shelton)
Source: 2012 Olympic College Workforce Development "Red Book"