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Entry Level Welder Career Pathway

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Ignite your future in welding at Clackamas Community College 

Ready to trade in the ordinary for a rewarding career in a skilled trade? Clackamas Community College's Entry Level Welder Career Pathway Certificate program can transform your ambitions into reality. This fast-paced, six-month program equips you with the essential skills and knowledge to launch your welding career quickly. 

This program provides a strong foundation in welding fundamentals. You will gain hands-on experience with industry-standard equipment and techniques, learning to safely set up, operate and adjust machinery to produce high-quality welds. 

Fast-track to welding success 

Clackamas Community College’s welding programs offer built-in flexibility. While you gain the core competencies to secure entry-level welding positions, the program also allows you to pursue additional courses for further specialization down the line. 

Don't let this opportunity to spark a fulfilling career path go cold! Contact Clackamas Community College today and take the first step toward becoming a successful welder. It's time to ignite your future! 

For detailed description and outcomes for this program, view the course catalog.

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Job Outlook

High-demand, rewarding welding careers await 

The welding industry is experiencing a growing demand for skilled professionals, with projections for continued job growth. Our Entry Level Welder Certificate program can position you to take advantage of this job market and launch a fulfilling career in a stable and well-paying field. 

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For more information on career opportunities for this program, view the course catalog.

Be job-ready with welding experience 

In the entry-level welder program, you should gain the hands-on skills and theoretical knowledge sought by welding industry employers. Our curriculum focuses on developing core competencies that should make you an asset on the job site. You should learn to: 

  • Work safely: Ensure your safety and the safety of others by understanding proper protocols for working with welding equipment in an industrial environment. 
  • Learn welding equipment: Operate and adjust welding equipment, allowing you to produce high-quality welds that meet industry standards. 
  • Blueprint reading basics: Interpret blueprints and technical drawings to fabricate projects according to specifications. 
    For more information on expected outcomes of successfully completing this program, view the course catalog.

    Investing in your future

    Clackamas Community College offers some of the lowest tuition rates in the Portland metro area. To begin building the cost for your program, you can start with the base estimate below. 

    This estimate includes the cost of tuition and the general fees applied per class and per academic term. This estimate does not include additional fees required for many courses or the cost of course materials. Contact the program to learn more about additional costs that may apply. 

    You can also find more information about the costs of attending CCC on the Tuition and Fees page.

    Get help paying for college

    Scholarships and grants (free money!) are available for students in this program. For help with financial aid and scholarships, contact the Financial Aid Resource Lab.  


    See where your certificate can take you

    The classes you take in this program can help you earn additional certificates or degrees. Take one step at a time and know that each step gets you closer to your future goals. Even if you decide to change direction later, you will have a solid foundation to build on to keep moving forward.

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