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.
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)
Ron Keeling (Shelton)
Source: 2012 Olympic College Workforce Development "Red Book"