Welding Technology

Associate in Technical Arts

This two-year program builds upon the Certificate of Specialization, adding pipe welding and drafting to their skills set. Students who have earned the Certificate of Specialization should be able to complete this degree in two quarters.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, successful students will have demonstrated the ability to apply their skills and knowledge in the following ways:
  1. Safely and accurately use a variety of electric arc processes, basic hand tools, mathematical skills and shop equipment to fabricate durable goods holding required tolerances in various manufacturing environments.
  2. Safely and accurately use a variety of torches and fuel gases to produce parts that are used to fabricate durable goods in various manufacturing environments.
  3. Read, interpret and use shop drawings and specifications in the fabrication and making of durable goods.
  4. Demonstrate teamwork, responsible/dependable behavior in decision-making and task performance.
  5. Apply and practice workplace safety policies and procedures.
  6. Communicate effectively through verbal and written methods.
  7. Be prepared to take welder qualification tests in accordance with American Welding Society (AWS) and Washington Association of Building Organization (WABO) utilizing the SMAW and FCAW processes.
  8. Be able to take a pipe welder certification test in the 6G position utilizing both a 6010 and GTAW root pass with 7018 fill and cover passes.
  9. Have the ability to manually draft Orthographic drawings and to open, create, change, save and print AUTO CAD Data Files.
Advisor Office Phone
Keeling, Ron Trades Center Shelton 360.432.9555
Kitchens, Al Shop 203 360.475.7312
Snell, Kevin Shop 204 360.475.7395

Required Courses Credits
CIS 150 Survey of Computing 4
ENGL 100 Composition—Selected Prof/Tech/Voc* 5
GEN-S 121 Success for Student Cohorts 2
MANU 101 Orientation to Manufacturing 2
MANU 120 Manufacturing Methodologies 5
OLRM 225 Human Relations in Organizations 5
PE-ED 109 Basic CPR 1
PE-ED 110 Basic First Aid 1
TEC-D 107 Technical Drawing* 4
TEC-D 200 Computer-Aided Design I* 4
WELD 100 Oxyacetylene Welding* 6
WELD 101 Arc Welding I* 6
WELD 102 Arc Welding II* 6
WELD 103 Arc Welding III* 6
WELD 104 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding* 6
WELD 105 Gas Metal Arc/Flux Cored Arc Welding* 6
WELD 106 Welding Technical Orientation I 5
WELD 107 Welding Technical Orientation II* 5
WELD 108 Welding Metallurgy 5
WELD 111 Pipe Welding I* 6
WELD 112 Pipe Welding II* 6
WELD 145 Applied Problem Solving* 5
Successful completion of additional courses
numbered 100 and above
Total Credits Required 107

*See course description for prerequisite.

Source: 2014-2015 Olympic College Catalog