Welding

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South Campus

Clinton Griffee
Daytime Instructor
253.680.7456

Rick Huston
Daytime Instructor
253.680.7454

Jim Behee
Swing Shift Instructor
253.680.7455

Jim Field
Career Advisor
253.680.7410

Location South Campus

Hours Mon-Fri, 7:15 a.m. - 3 p.m. (day)
Mon-Fri, 2:30 - 10 p.m. (swing)

Welding Student

Students prepare for apprenticeship employment as welders, filling positions in industries including shipbuilding, industrial construction, energy fields, sheet metal, and auto body. Extensive practical training in all aspects of welding is included as students work in the shop on a variety of welding projects. Upon completion of the welding competencies, students are encouraged to take the certification tests for the American Welding Society and the Washington Association of Building Officials. This program also provides extended learning for persons previously or currently employed in these professions.

Note: Through an Opportunity Grant, special tuition and book funding is available to assist low-income adult students entering this program.

Length: Seven quarters (approximate)

Associate of Technology Degree: 120 Credits

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS CREDITS

100+ Level Human Relations                                          
100+ Level Communications
100+ Level Mathematics

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REQUIRED COURSEWORK

CREDITS

WELD 101 Safety Principles
WELD 102 Fabrication Plans
WELD 103 Pre and Post-welding Activities
WELD 104 Oxyacetylene Cutting
WELD 105 Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding
WELD 107 Brazing and Soldering
WELD 108 Full Penetration Welds - Flat/Horizontal
WELD 109 Full Penetration Welds - Vertical/Overhead
WELD 110 Full Penetration Welds - Open Root
WELD 111 Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding
WELD 112 Gas Metal Arc Welding - Full Penetration
WELD 113 Gas Metal Arc Welding - Aluminum
WELD 114 Introduction to Flux Core Arc Welding
WELD 115 Flux Core Arc Welding - Full Penetration
WELD 116 Carbon Arc Cutting
WELD 117 Welding Symbols
WELD 201 Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
WELD 202 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding - Full Penetration WELD 203 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding - Aluminum
WELD 204 Welding Certification Testing - SMAW
WELD 205 Advanced Welding Applications - Pipe/SMAW WELD 206 Advanced WeldingApplications - Pipe/GTAW
WELD 207 Welding Certification Testing - Flux Core
WELD 208 Non-Destructive Testing
WELD 209 Forklift Training
WELD 210 Advanced Welding Applications - Project

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Certificate of Competency: 103 Credits
Welder

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS CREDITS

90+ Level Human Relations                                                
90+ Level Communications
90+ Level Mathematics

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WELD 101 Safety Principles
WELD 102 Fabrication Plans
WELD 103 Pre and Post-welding Activities
WELD 104 Oxyacetylene Cutting
WELD 105 Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding
WELD 107 Brazing and Soldering
WELD 108 Full Penetration Welds - Flat/Horizontal
WELD 109 Full Penetration Welds - Vertical/Overhead
WELD 110 Full Penetration Welds - Open Root
WELD 111 Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding
WELD 112 Gas Metal Arc Welding - Full Penetration
WELD 113 Gas Metal Arc Welding - Aluminum
WELD 114 Introduction to Flux Core Arc Welding
WELD 115 Flux Core Arc Welding - Full Penetration
WELD 116 Carbon Arc Cutting
WELD 117 Welding Symbols
WELD 201 Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
WELD 202 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding - Full Penetration
WELD 203 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding - Aluminum
WELD 204 Welding Certification Testing - SMAW
WELD 205 Advanced Welding Applications - Pipe/SMAW
Courses may be substituted with a work-based learning component with instructor approval.

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Certificate of Training: 32 Credits
Welder-Level I

REQUIRED COURSEWORK CREDITS

WELD 101 Safety Principles
WELD 102 Fabrication Plans
WELD 103 Pre and Post-welding Activities
WELD 104 Oxyacetylene Cutting
WELD 105 Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding
WELD 107 Brazing and Soldering
WELD 108 Full Penetration Welds - Flat/Horizontal
WELD 109 Full Penetration Welds - Vertical/Overhead
WELD 117 Welding Symbols
Courses may be substituted with a work-based learning component with instructor approval.

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Certificate of Training: 31 Credits
Welder Level II

REQUIRED COURSEWORK CREDITS

WELD 110 Full Penetration Welds - Open Root
WELD 111 Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding
WELD 112 Gas Metal Arc Welding - Full Penetration
WELD 113 Gas Metal Arc Welding - Aluminum
WELD 114 Introduction to Flux Core Arc Welding
WELD 115 Flux Core Arc Welding - Full Penetration
WELD 116 Carbon Arc Cutting
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