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Welding Technology

Certificates of Recognition


Aluminum Welding
Precision Metal Cutting

Advisor Office Phone
Hobson, ChrisTrades Center Shelton360.432.9555
Kitchens, AlShop 203360.475.7312
Snell, KevinShop 204360.475.7395



Aluminum Welding

This program is designed to prepare students for entry level positions welding Aluminum alloys utilizing the Gas Metal and Gas Tungsten Arc welding processes.

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. Entry level skills for welding carbon, stainless and aluminum alloys welded with the Gas Metal and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding processes.
  2. Understand the set-up, running and maintenance of GMAW and GTAW equipment and how to operate the equipment safely.
  3. Understand safety requirements associated with the welding industry; including welding gear, welding equipments, gasses, tools, and welding environment.
  4. Understand blue print reading by interpreting AWS welding symbols in order to fabricate an assembly to engineering drawing requirements.
  5. An overview of the manufacturing sector, including career exploration.
Required CoursesCredits
MANU101Orientation to Manufacturing2
WELD104Gas Tungsten Arc Welding*6
WELD105Gas Metal Arc/Flux Cored Arc Welding*6
WELD107Welding Technical Orientation II*5
Total Credits Required19



Precision Metal Cutting

This program is designed to prepare students for entry-level metal cutting positions in the welding industry.

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. Perform safety inspections and preventive maintenance of welding equipment.
  2. Apply personal safety procedures and use the correct personal protective equipment in the welding environment.
  3. Apply welding theory and knowledge of common terms used in the industry to oxy/fuel gas and electric arc welding processes.
  4. Use measuring instruments and layout tools including tape measures, combination squares, and machinist rulers.
  5. Perform the following processes with an understanding of the appropriate application and instance for use: flame cutting, plasma cutting, sheering, and using the band saw or chop saw.
  6. With 75% accuracy per workmanship standard, perform: oxyacetylene welding, brazing, oxy/fuel cutting, plasma arc cutting, straight cutting, and beveling.
  7. Enhance academic success and retention for new and returning students into college.
  8. An overview of the manufacturing sector, including career exploration.
Required CoursesCredits
GEN-S105Strategies for Academic Success2
MANU101Orientation to Manufacturing2
WELD100Oxyacetylene Welding*6
WELD106Welding Technical Orientation I5
Total Credits Required15



*See course description for prerequisite.

Source: 2013-2014 Olympic College Catalog