• Entry Level Welding Technician

    Career Pathway Certificate

    This program is designed with core competencies in mind while allowing the student flexibility to take other relevant welding courses.


    Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

    • work safely in an industrial environment around machinery, power tools, and chemicals;
    • set up, operate, and make adjustments to welding equipment as necessary to demonstrate quality workmanship that meets current American Welding Society (AWS) and industry standards;
    • apply basic knowledge of blueprint reading to fabricate projects as assigned.


    Career opportunities include entry level jobs in cutting parts, blueprint reading and fitting, tacking, production welding, repair welding and fabrication.

    For information contact the Manufacturing Department, 503-594-3318.

    ENTRY LEVEL WELDING TECHNICIAN Career pathway certificate

    COURSE Credits

    MFG-107 Industrial Safety & First Aid 3

    WLD-100 Welders’ Print Reading 3

    WLD-250 Welding Fabrication I Beginning Project 4

    — — Entry Level Welding Technician program electives 11-12

    Credits required for certificate 21-22


    COURSE Credits

    MFG-111 Machine Tool Fundamentals I 3

    WLD-110 Welder Certification 1 or 4

    WLD-111 Shielded Metal Arc Welding (Stick) 4 or 8

    WLD-113 Gas Metal Arc Welding/Flux-Core Arc Welding (Wirefeed) 4 or 8

    WLD-115 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) 4 or 8

    Information from the 2014-2015 catalog.

  • Contact our Manufacturing Technology Department

    Oregon City - 19600 Molalla Avenue, Oregon City, Oregon 97045

    Call us: 503-594-3318