Welding technology is a rewarding and high-demand field. Students learn skills needed begin their careers in welding, fabrication and blueprint reading. Welding programs are offered at both Bremerton and Shelton campuses.


We provide instruction in basic skills necessary to gain employment in entry-level positions in welding, fabrication and blueprint reading. We enable students to realize their potential.


Complete a short form and a member of the Welcome Center will follow up with you right away!


Contact us

Prospective new students contact the Welcome Center for one-on-one help applying to Olympic College.

Current and returning students contact the Advising Center to connect with a Student Success Coach or your Faculty Advisor.

Shelton Campus Welding Program

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Shelton Campus Welding Program

The Shelton Campus is home to the state-of-the art John Bremer Welding Center. Learn the welding trade in a new facility with small class sizes and professors who know you by name. Complete a short form, and a member of the Welcome Center will follow up with you right away!

Academic Programs

Olympic College offers a two-year Associate in Technical Arts (ATA): Welding, and four certificate programs:

  • Certificate of Proficiency (CP): Welding Technology
  • Certificate of Specialization (CS): Welding Technology
  • Certificate of Recognition (CR): Aluminum Welding
  • Certificate of Recognition (CR): Precision Metal Cutting

Transfer, Careers & Info

Baja Buggy Build

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Baja Buggy Build

Students in our Welding Program build and test drive a Baja buggy each year as part of this Society of Automotive Engineers program. "It's a blast and a great learning experience," says a student who participated. Faculty, industry experts and students work together throughout the project.

Faculty Advisors

Every student is assigned an advising team consisting of your Student Success Coach and Faculty Advisor. Your Faculty Advisor is determined once you decide on your specific academic program. The following professors are the Faculty Advisor for Welding.

Academic Division

Welding is part of the Business & Technology (B&T) Division. Visit the B&T webpage for more info, including support resources and services, and contact info for division staff and the dean. The B&T Division can assist you with: 

  • Advising
  • Connecting with faculty
  • Finding campus resources
  • Support for procedural processes such as a grade appeal or student complaint.