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.
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
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 145 Applied Problem Solving* 5
Total Credits Required 81

*See course description for prerequisite.

Source: 2014-2015 Olympic College Catalog