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Initial Welding Certificate

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Fast-track your way to a career in welding at CCC 

Are you ready to enter a rewarding career in welding? Clackamas Community College's Initial Welding Certificate program can equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in just six months. This part-time program — including evening options — is designed for those who need to balance their education with work and life. 

Why choose CCC's Initial Welding Certificate program? 

  • Fast track your career: Get job-ready in just six months. 
  • Flexible schedule: Balance your education with work and personal life with our convenient evening classes. 
  • In-demand skills: Learn the most sought-after welding techniques. 
  • Industry-standard training: Prepare for success with AWS-aligned curriculum. 
  • Career support: Get guidance on resume writing and job search strategies. 

Take the first step toward your welding future 

Ready to spark your passion for welding into a rewarding career? Contact Clackamas Community College today to learn more about our Initial Welding Certificate program and take the first step toward your welding future! 

Start any term, including summer! Don't wait — enroll now and start welding your way to success! 

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

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Weld your way to a secure future 

The welding industry is burning hot! Earning your Initial Welding Certificate from CCC positions you perfectly to take advantage of this growing demand. Here's why: 

  • Skilled labor shortage: There's a widening gap between available welding jobs and qualified workers. This means greater opportunities for you! 
  • Diverse career paths: Your certificate opens doors to a variety of exciting careers in welding, fabrication, construction and more. 
  • Competitive salaries: Welders enjoy competitive salaries and benefits, offering you the chance to build a secure financial future. 

Search related careers and regional data on wages and job outlook on WorkSource.

Don't wait — invest in your future with CCC's Initial Welding Certificate program and start welding your way to success today! 

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

Forge your future with these welding skills 

Get ready to land your a welding job with our hands-on program that equips you with the most in-demand skills.  

  • Learn the core four: Learn the essential welding processes — Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding/Flux (GMAW), Core Arc Welding (FCAW) and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW). 
  • Operate welding equipment: Operate welding equipment with confidence and precision, producing high-quality welds that meet industry standards. 
  • Interpret blueprints: Decipher blueprints, translating them into fabricated projects. 
  • Communicate effectively: Learn to effectively communicate with employers and colleagues, building your professionalism and teamwork skills. 
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.  


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