• Welding Technology Program

    student weldingClackamas Community College’s welding program prepares students for entry-level welding jobs in the following industries:

    • Fabricated structural metal products
    • Motor vehicles and equipment
    • Construction and heavy construction
    • Transportation equipment
    • Ship and boat building and repair
    • Aircraft and parts
    • Self-employment
    • Miscellaneous fabricated metal products

    CCC’s welding instructors are certified welding professionals.  The program’s curriculum is based on the AWS national standards, local union and apprenticeship program requirements, and the needs of local welding and fabrication shops for entry level welders.

    Course work focuses on the knowledge and skills to perform in welding positions, including:

    • Fillet welds and groove welds using: Shield metal arc welding (SMAW); Gas – metal arc welding (GMAW); Flux-core arc welding (FCAW); Gas – tungsten arc welding (GTAW) on steel, stainless steel, and aluminum
    • Use a variety of different welding electrodes
    • Welding certification in accordance with AWS codes and standards.
    • Plasma arc cutting (PAC), air carbon arc cutting (CAC-A) and gouging, manual and semiautomatic oxy-fuel cutting (OFC and OFC –Track Burner) processes
    • Knowledge of materials, science and welding theory
    • Print reading, inspection, quality, safety, and shop practices
    • Fabrication techniques, including job cost calculations, layout, sketching, bill of material, fitting and cutting welding applied to projects.  


    Career opportunities include welding, fabrication, flame cutting, CNC plasma cutting, pipe welding, fitting and welding machine operation. With additional training and experience, welders could advance to more skilled jobs such as supervisors, inspectors or instructors.

    We offer the following Degrees and Certificates: 

    More information on training and career opportunities is available on the Welding Technology Career Pathways Roadmap.

    For more Information, please contact Mike Mattson by email at mattsonm@clackamas.edu or call 503-594-3322.

  • Our welding instructors are highly qualified American Welding Society (AWS) certified professionals. Our welding program's curriculum is based on the AWS national standard for entry-level welders.
  • Contact our Manufacturing Technology Department

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

    Call us: 503-594-3318