Clackamas Community College launches six-month welding certificate

Nov 22, 2023, 09:08 AM by CCC Staff

Welder in a dark workshop

OREGON CITY — Clackamas Community College is launching a new welding certificate designed to fast-track individuals into welding and fabrication careers. This program expedites the way students gain the skills and knowledge required for entry-level welding positions.

The Initial Welding Certificate of Completion is ideal for both newcomers to the field and those looking to transition into a welding career. With an emphasis on convenience and comprehensive training, this program offers numerous benefits to aspiring welders.

Convenient part-time schedule

This program features a flexible, part-time schedule. Students can complete the program in just 6 months, allowing them to balance their education with work and other responsibilities. The evening class schedule caters to those who need a flexible learning environment.

Skills employers demand

Participants in the program will gain expertise in the primary areas of welding, including shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding/flux, core arc welding and gas tungsten arc welding. Additionally, this program includes a communications course to build listening skills, verbal and nonverbal forms of communication, and clarity of expression.

Flexible enrollment options

Offered year-round, students can start any term, including the summer. This ensures that aspiring welders can begin their studies at their convenience.

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be well-prepared to pursue careers in welding, fabrication, construction, production welding and sheet metal fabrication. For more information, visit the Initial Welding webpage. For questions, contact Dustin Bates at 503-594-3973 or

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