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.
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).
Associate in Technical Arts
Certificate of Specialization
Certificate of Proficiency
Certificates of Recognition
- Aluminum Welding (19 credits)
- Precision Metal Cutting (15 credits)
- Aircraft Assembler
- Aluminum Welder
- Body and Fender Repairer
- Carpenter Welder
- Electrician Welder
- Sheet Metal Worker
- Welding Inspector
- Welding Technician
MEDIAN HOURLY WAGE IN WASHINGTON STATE
$16.87 - $20.67
Stephen Quinn (Entry Advisor)
Chris Hobson (Shelton)
Source: 2012 Olympic College Workforce Development "Red Book"