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Certificate Programs for Welding

Bellingham Technical College

Basic Welding Skills - Bellingham, WA
Short Term Certificate / 69 Credits
Matthew Hancock or Sarah Patterson - 360-752-8770 or 360-752-8493 - MHancock@btc.ctc.edu or SPatterson@btc.ctc.edu
Ending: 06/24/14 (Anticipated Graduates = 24)

Program Description

In this program, students prepare for welding careers, where they can put high-demand skills to work in the metal and construction trades as welders, cutters, or welding machine operators. There are three areas of specialization students can choose from: aluminum, structural fabrication, or pipe welding. From safety practices and blueprint reading, to technical skills like metallurgy, MIG, and TIG welding, Bellingham Technical College’s hands-on training prepares skilled workers for careers in boat manufacturing, steel manufacturing, refining, and transportation, or with federal, state, or local governments.

Program Skill Sets

  1. Exhibit & maintain essential employability behaviors;
  2. Observe and practice industry safety guidelines;
  3. Analyze and interpret prints, drawings, and symbols for welding and fabrication of parts and structures;
  4. Achieve competency in a variety of major manual and semi-automatic welding processes in all positions;
  5. Demonstrate proper set-up and use of welding and fabricating equipment;
  6. Troubleshoot and solve basic welding, fabricating and equipment problems;
  7. Pass at least one WABO certification or industry-accepted certification welding test (ASME, AWS, ABS, etc.);
  8. Exhibit knowledge of occupational environments, metallurgy, materials, tools, fabrication, layout, and mechanical and thermal cutting processes and techniques;
  9. Demonstrate appropriate oral and written communication with customers, co-workers, and supervisors;
  10. Analyze and interpret prints and drawings for welding and fabricating;
  11. Employ efficient organizational skills;
  12. Stay current with new and emerging technologies.
     

Bellingham Technical College

Industrial Welding Certificate - Bellingham, WA
Certificate / 107 Credits
Don Anderson or Russell Jones - 360-752-8346 or 360-752-8301 - DAnderson@btc.ctc.edu or RJones@btc.ctc.edu
Ending: 06/24/14 (Anticipated Graduates = 48)

Program Description

In this program, students prepare for welding careers, where they can put high-demand skills to work in the metal and construction trades as welders, cutters, or welding machine operators. There are three areas of specialization students can choose from: aluminum, structural fabrication, or pipe welding. From safety practices and blueprint reading, to technical skills like metallurgy, MIG, and TIG welding, Bellingham Technical College’s hands-on training prepares skilled workers for careers in boat manufacturing, steel manufacturing, refining, and transportation, or with federal, state, or local governments.

Program Skill Sets

  1. Exhibit & maintain essential employability behaviors;
  2. Observe and practice industry safety guidelines;
  3. Analyze and interpret prints, drawings, and symbols for welding and fabrication of parts and structures;
  4. Achieve competency in a variety of major manual and semi-automatic welding processes in all positions;
  5. Demonstrate proper set-up and use of welding and fabricating equipment;
  6. Troubleshoot and solve basic welding, fabricating and equipment problems;
  7. Pass at least one WABO certification or industry-accepted certification welding test (ASME, AWS, ABS, etc.);
  8. Exhibit knowledge of occupational environments, metallurgy, materials, tools, fabrication, layout, and mechanical and thermal cutting processes and techniques;
  9. Demonstrate appropriate oral and written communication with customers, co-workers, and supervisors;
  10. Analyze and interpret prints and drawings for welding and fabricating;
  11. Employ efficient organizational skills;
  12. Stay current with new and emerging technologies.

Everett Community College

Aerospace Fabrication & Welding Certificate - Everett, WA
Short Term Certificate / 31 Credits
Annette Floyd - 425-388-9562
Ending: 08/22/14 (Anticipated Graduates = 20)

Program Description

The Aerospace Fabrication & Welding Certificate is a two-quarter program designed to prepare students to work at the entry level in a manufacturing facility and the aerospace industry. This course serves as an introduction and focus is on aerospace application. Content includes sheet metal fabrication, press break operation, CNC plasma cutting, specialized TIG welding, blueprint reading, and safety.

Program Skill Sets

Skills include sheet metal fabrication, press break operation, CNC plasma cutting, specialized TIG welding, blueprint reading and safety. Students who complete this program should be able to successfully:

1. Demonstrate technical skills to prepare for industry.
2. Communicate both in writing and verbally using technical terms.
3. Apply appropriate math tools and problem solving in work context.
4. Work as an effective and dependable team member, and work independently.
5. Demonstrate how and when to self-start.
6. Demonstrate safe work habits that reflect the concern for self and others.

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Welding Technology CP - Kirkland, WA
Certificate of Proficiency / 75 Credits
Doug Rupik - 425-739-8347 - douglas.rupik@lwtech.edu
Ending: 08/29/14, 12/12/14, 03/23/15, 06/17/15 (Anticipated Graduates = 65)

Program Description

Welding Technology certificate students learn welding skills used in construction projects, manufacturing, industrial plants, and in maintenance industries. Using the latest welding processes and techniques, students learn to read blueprints and fabricate products in a variety of shapes and sizes. Students prepare to take the Washington Association of Building Officials (WABO) test.

Program Skill Sets

Welding Technology certificate graduates will:

  1. Be prepared for a range of entry-level positions as welder apprentices, welders, welder fabricators, welding fitters.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking, teamwork, communication, intercultural appreciation , and technical and information literacy skills.

South Seattle Community College

Welding Fabrication Technology - Seattle, WA
Certificate / 66 Credits
Duncan Burgess - 206-934-6882 - duncan.burgess@seattlecolleges.edu
Ending: 08/22/14, 12/10/14, 03/25/15, 06/19/15 (Anticipated Graduates = 29)

Program Description

Training includes all facets of welding and fabrication operations including blueprint reading, planning operation sequence, applying knowledge of geometry, heat effects and metal properties, layout, positioning, fitting, welding and material handling. Computer training is included so that WFT graduates can program and operate state-of-the-art computer-controlled machinery. Special projects are also offered for the journey-level weld fabricator desiring to update skills and certification.

Program Skill Sets

Graduates are prepared for positions such as weld fabricators, shop supervisors, estimators and shop owners in boat building, automotive, machine fabrication, commercial fishing gear, piping systems, and building construction and maintenance.

Degree Programs for Welding

Bellingham Technical College

Welding Technology AAS Structural Steel track - Bellingham, WA
AAS / 126 Credits
Don Anderson or Russell Jones - 360-752-8346 or 360-752-8301 - DAnderson@btc.ctc.edu or RJones@btc.ctc.edu
Ending: 06/24/14 (Anticipated Graduates = 19)

Program Description

In this program, students prepare for welding careers, where they can put high-demand skills to work in the metal and construction trades as welders, cutters, or welding machine operators. There are three areas of specialization students can choose from: aluminum, structural fabrication, or pipe welding. From safety practices and blueprint reading, to technical skills like metallurgy, MIG, and TIG welding, Bellingham Technical College’s hands-on training prepares skilled workers for careers in boat manufacturing, steel manufacturing, refining, and transportation, or with federal, state, or local governments.

Program Skill Sets

  1. Exhibit & maintain essential employability behaviors;
  2. Observe and practice industry safety guidelines;
  3. Analyze and interpret prints, drawings, and symbols for welding and fabrication of parts and structures;
  4. Achieve competency in a variety of major manual and semi-automatic welding processes in all positions;
  5. Demonstrate proper set-up and use of welding and fabricating equipment;
  6. Troubleshoot and solve basic welding, fabricating and equipment problems;
  7. Pass at least one WABO certification or industry-accepted certification welding test (ASME, AWS, ABS, etc.);
  8. Exhibit knowledge of occupational environments, metallurgy, materials, tools, fabrication, layout, and mechanical and thermal cutting processes and techniques;
  9. Demonstrate appropriate oral and written communication with customers, co-workers, and supervisors;
  10. Analyze and interpret prints and drawings for welding and fabricating;
  11. Employ efficient organizational skills;
  12. Stay current with new and emerging technologies.
     

Bellingham Technical College

Welding Technology AAS- Aluminum/Steel track - Bellingham, WA
AAS / 126 Credits
Don Anderson or Russell Jones - 360-752-8346 or 360-752-8301 - DAnderson@btc.ctc.edu or RJones@btc.ctc.edu
Ending: 06/24/14 (Anticipated Graduates = 1)

Program Description

In this program, students prepare for welding careers, where they can put high-demand skills to work in the metal and construction trades as welders, cutters, or welding machine operators. There are three areas of specialization students can choose from: aluminum, structural fabrication, or pipe welding. From safety practices and blueprint reading, to technical skills like metallurgy, MIG, and TIG welding, Bellingham Technical College’s hands-on training prepares skilled workers for careers in boat manufacturing, steel manufacturing, refining, and transportation, or with federal, state, or local governments.

Program Skill Sets

All BTC Welding Program graduates will:
1. Exhibit & maintain essential employability behaviors.
2. Observe and practice industry safety guidelines.
3. Analyze and interpret prints, drawings, and symbols for welding and fabrication of parts and structures.
4. Achieve competency in a variety of major manual and semi-automatic welding processes in all positions.
5. Demonstrate proper set-up and use of welding and fabricating equipment.
6. Troubleshoot and solve basic welding, fabricating and equipment problems.
7. Pass at least one WABO certification or industry-accepted certification welding test (ASME, AWS, ABS, etc.)
8. Exhibit knowledge of occupational environments, metallurgy, materials, tools, fabrication, layout, and mechanical and thermal cutting processes and techniques.
9. Demonstrate appropriate oral and written communication with customers, co-workers, and supervisors.
10. Analyze and interpret prints and drawings for welding and fabricating.
11. Employ efficient organizational skills.
12. Stay current with new and emerging technologies.

Bellingham Technical College

Welding Technology AAS- Pipe track - Bellingham, WA
AAS / 126 Credits
Don Anderson or Russell Jones - 360-752-8346 or 360-752-8301 - DAnderson@btc.ctc.edu or RJones@btc.ctc.edu
Ending: 06/24/14 (Anticipated Graduates = 19)

Program Description

In this program, students prepare for welding careers, where they can put high-demand skills to work in the metal and construction trades as welders, cutters, or welding machine operators. There are three areas of specialization students can choose from: aluminum, structural fabrication, or pipe welding. From safety practices and blueprint reading, to technical skills like metallurgy, MIG, and TIG welding, Bellingham Technical College’s hands-on training prepares skilled workers for careers in boat manufacturing, steel manufacturing, refining, and transportation, or with federal, state, or local governments.

Program Skill Sets

  1. Exhibit & maintain essential employability behaviors;
  2. Observe and practice industry safety guidelines;
  3. Analyze and interpret prints, drawings, and symbols for welding and fabrication of parts and structures;
  4. Achieve competency in a variety of major manual and semi-automatic welding processes in all positions;
  5. Demonstrate proper set-up and use of welding and fabricating equipment;
  6. Troubleshoot and solve basic welding, fabricating and equipment problems;
  7. Pass at least one WABO certification or industry-accepted certification welding test (ASME, AWS, ABS, etc.);
  8. Exhibit knowledge of occupational environments, metallurgy, materials, tools, fabrication, layout, and mechanical and thermal cutting processes and techniques;
  9. Demonstrate appropriate oral and written communication with customers, co-workers, and supervisors;
  10. Analyze and interpret prints and drawings for welding and fabricating;
  11. Employ efficient organizational skills;
  12. Stay current with new and emerging technologies.
     

Bellingham Technical College

Welding Technology AAS-T - Bellingham, WA
AAS-T / 131 Credits
Don Anderson or Russell Jones - 360-752-8346, 360-752-8301 - DAnderson@btc.ctc.edu or RJones@btc.ctc.edu
Ending: 6/24/14 (Anticipated Graduates = 24)

Program Description

In this program, students prepare for welding careers, where they can put high-demand skills to work in the metal and construction trades as welders, cutters, or welding machine operators. There are three areas of specialization students can choose from: aluminum, structural fabrication, or pipe welding. From safety practices and blueprint reading, to technical skills like metallurgy, MIG, and TIG welding, Bellingham Technical College’s hands-on training prepares skilled workers for careers in boat manufacturing, steel manufacturing, refining, and transportation, or with federal, state, or local governments.

Program Skill Sets

All BTC Welding Program graduates will:

1. Exhibit & maintain essential employability behaviors.
2. Observe and practice industry safety guidelines.
3. Analyze and interpret prints, drawings, and symbols for welding and fabrication of parts and structures.
4. Achieve competency in a variety of major manual and semi-automatic welding processes in all positions.
5. Demonstrate proper set-up and use of welding and fabricating equipment.
6. Troubleshoot and solve basic welding, fabricating and equipment problems.
7. Pass at least one WABO certification or industry-accepted certification welding test (ASME, AWS, ABS, etc.).
8. Exhibit knowledge of occupational environments, metallurgy, materials, tools, fabrication, layout, and mechanical and thermal cutting processes and techniques.
9. Demonstrate appropriate oral and written communication with customers, co-workers, and supervisors.
10. Analyze and interpret prints and drawings for welding and fabricating.
11. Employ efficient organizational skills.
12. Stay current with new and emerging technologies.

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Welding Technology AAS - Kirkland, WA
AAS / 95 Credits
Doug Rupik - 425-739-8347 - douglas.rupik@lwtech.edu
Ending: 08/29/14, 12/12/14, 03/23/15, 06/17/15 (Anticipated Graduates = 66)

Program Description

Program Mission:

The Welding Technology AAS degree provides students with skills to weld and fabricate complex projects. Students receive in-depth knowledge of the nature of metals as it relates to welding, fabricating, and the application of heat. Students also prepare to take the Washington Association of Building Officials (WABO) certification test. Students can pursue four different welding focuses in this program: Structural and Plate, Pipe, Aerospace and GTAW manufacturing, and Fabrication Welding.

Program Skill Sets

Welding Technology AAS degree graduates will:

1. Be prepared for a range of entry-level positions as welder apprentices, welders, welder fabricators, welding fitters.

2. Be prepared to succeed on the WABO certification and similar industry exams.

3. Demonstrate proficiency in most major industrial welding and cutting processes common in the construction, manufacturing, maintenance, shipbuilding, and/or aerospace industries

4. Demonstrate critical thinking, teamwork, communication, intercultural appreciation, and technical and information literacy skills

5. Meet Social Science, Humanities, Written Communication, and Quantitative Reasoning distribution area outcomes.

Renton Technical College

Welding - Renton, WA
AAS / 99 Credits
Dante Leon - dleon@rtc.edu
Ending: 08/12/14 (Anticipated Graduates = 18)

Program Description

This program is designed to prepare welders for jobs in manufacturing, fabrication, and construction trades. This program is comprehensive. Courses include Blueprint Reading and Layout, Metallurgy for Welders, Applied Mathematics, Shop Safety, and hands-on training in GMAW, FCAW, SMAW, FTAW, OAW, and thermal cutting. The instruction is individualized and previous experience determines a student’s starting point. A student’s motivation and ability to move through the individual objectives will determine completion time. WABO Certification is available.

Program Skill Sets

Graduates of the Welding program will:

1. Be able to weld in all positions (flat, horizontal, vertical, overhead) with the six basic welding processes (Oxy-acetylene, Shielded Metal Arc, Gas Metal Arc, Flux Cored Arc self shielded, Flux Cored Arc gas shielded, Gas Tungsten Arc).
2. Be capable of passing the Washington State Building Officials (WABO) welding tests in the applicable welding processes. 3. Be able to cut metals using thermal cutting processes (Oxy-acetylene, Plasma, Air Carbon Arc).
4. Have their state industrial first aid and CPR cards.
5. Know the basic fundamentals of welding processes and applications, metallurgy, and math and measurement.
6. Be able to read and interpret basic blueprints, welding symbols, and welding codes and specifications.
7. Have the communication, human relations, and leadership skills to be able to obtain and retain a welding position.
8. Have completed a resume, developed a job search plan, and will be able to present themselves at a job interview.

South Puget Sound Community College

Welding Technology - Olympia, WA
AAS / 90 Credits
Andy Bird - 360-596-5409 - abird@spscc.edu
Ending: 6/19/14, 6/2015 (Anticipated Graduates = 12)

Program Description

The Welding Technology Program is designed to introduce students to all phases of welding and cutting, including Oxy-Acetylene, Flux Core Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Dual Shield, Metallic Inert Gas Welding, plasma and oxy-acetylene cutting processes, both manual and automatic feed.

Emphasis will be placed on the proper setup, safety and use of shop equipment. Shop experience is gained through work done on a variety of practical projects, such as tanks, bumpers, home projects and art work, using various types of materials--cast iron, steel, stainless steel, and aluminum in various shapes, positions, and sizes.

Program Skill Sets

Demonstrate the following skills standards specific to Welding Technology:

1. Operate safely a variety of hand and power tools used in metal fabrication; brake, shear, drills, ironworker rolls and power saws.

2. Identify and know characteristics of a variety of metals used in the fabrication industry.

3. Perform different welding processes: SMAW, GMAW, FCAW and GTAW.

4. Describe different filler metals for all welding processes and their numbering systems.

5. Demonstrate all thermal metal cutting processes; oxy-acetylene, plasma arc and heat treating.

6. Lay out projects using a minimum of materials and fabrication time.

7. Interpret blueprints and drawings including all weld symbols and specifications.

8. Communicate effectively.

9. Think logically and critically.

10. Evaluate and process quantitative and symbolic data.

11. Understand themselves in relation to others in a multicultural world.

12. Understand ethical responsibilities and consequences.

Special/Other Certifications

W.A.B.O. welding certifications available to students and non-students.

South Seattle Community College

Welding Fabrication Technology AAS-T(Rolling Enrollment) - Seattle, WA
AAS-T / 113 Credits
Duncan Burgess - 206-934-6882 - duncan.burgess@seattlecolleges.edu
Ending: 08/22/14, 12/10/14, 03/25/15, 06/19/15 (Anticipated Graduates = 5)

Program Description

This program builds upon the certificate program offering an industry internship, pipe shielded metal arc and gas tungsten arc training. General education requirements enhance and supplement technical training.

Program Skill Sets

None listed.

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