Certificate of Proficiency
This three to four quarter program prepares the student for entry-level employment in the Welding Industry. Students develop and practice mechanical and manipulative skills to meet industry standards. They receive the opportunity to prove their skills through standardized tests. The program also develops employability through support courses in human relations, computing, manufacturing, composition, and first aid.
Program Outcomes Upon completion of this program, successful students will have demonstrated the ability to apply their skills and knowledge in the following ways:
- Apply welding theory and knowledge of common terms used in the industry to oxy/fuel gas and electric arc welding processes.
- Safely and accurately use select electric arc processes, basic hand tools, and shop equipment to fabricate durable goods.
- Safely and accurately use select torches and fuel gases 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.
- Demonstrate teamwork and responsible/dependable behavior in decision-making and task performance.
- Apply and practice workplace safety policies and procedures.
- Use effective reading, thinking, mathematical and written communication skills in workplace environments.
- Be prepared to take welder qualification tests in accordance with American Welding Society (AWS) and Washington Association of Building Organization (WABO) utilizing the SMAW process.
||Survey of Computing
||Success for Student Cohorts
||Orientation to Manufacturing
||Human Relations in Organizations
||Basic First Aid
||Arc Welding I*
||Arc Welding II*
||Arc Welding III*
||Welding Technical Orientation I
|Total Credits Required
*See course description for prerequisite.
Source: 2014-2015 Olympic College Catalog