Welding Technology

Certificate of Specialization

This four to five quarter program builds upon the Certificate of Proficiency to further prepare the student for employment in the Welding Industry. Students continue to practice their mechanical and manipulative skills in accordance with industry standards. They prove their skills through standardized welding tests.

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

Required CoursesCredits
CIS150Survey of Computing4
ENGL100Composition—Selected Prof/Tech/Voc*5
GEN-S105Strategies for Academic Success2
MANU101Orientation to Manufacturing2
MANU120Manufacturing Methodologies5
OLRM225Human Relations in Organizations5
PE-ED109Basic CPR1
PE-ED110Basic First Aid1
WELD100Oxyacetylene Welding*6
WELD101Arc Welding I*6
WELD102Arc Welding II*6
WELD103Arc Welding III*6
WELD104Gas Tungsten Arc Welding*6
WELD105Gas Metal Arc/Flux Cored Arc Welding*6
WELD106Welding Technical Orientation I5
WELD107Welding Technical Orientation II*5
WELD108Welding Metallurgy5
WELD145Applied Problem Solving*5
Total Credits Required81

*See course description for prerequisite.

Source: 2013-2014 Olympic College Catalog