Length: 90 credits
Estimated Cost: $18,740
- Resident Tuition: $12,195*
- Technology Fees: $1,170
- General Student Fees: $813**
- Online Course Fee: (if applicable)
- Books / Course Materials: $629 (Some courses use Open Educational Resources (OER), which are free or low-cost materials.)
- Program Specific Fees: $3,000 (course fees)
- Other Cost / Expenses: $800*** (tools)
- Differential Fees: $133 **** (if applicable)
Costs provided are estimates only. Learn more and view current tuition and fee information at https://www.lanecc.edu/costs-admission/tuition-fees-and-payments/credit-tuition
* Resident tuition is based on all program requirements (general education, core, directed electives).
**General Student fees are paid once each term, depending on whether you are taking classes on Main Campus, or at one of the outreach centers or by distance learning.
*** Any special info about program costs or expenses.
**** This is the total of all the differential fees attached to the courses in this program.
Program Learning Outcomes
The purpose of this program is to prepare graduates for employment in entry-level and higher positions in metal fabrication industries. Graduates will begin work in light or heavy metal fabrication as welders and/or fabricators. Training and experience can lead to careers in technical sales, supervision, estimating, quality control, inspection, specialty welding, and teaching, as well as self-employment. The Fabrication/Welding Certificate Program (the first year of the two-year degree) prepares graduates for employment as Welders/Fabricators. The Welding Processes Certificate Program prepares graduates for employment as Welder-Trainees or Welders.
Students who complete this program will be able to:
PLO 1 - Apply knowledge of forming, fitting, and welding processes
PLO 2 - Demonstrate entry-level fabrication techniques and multiple welding processes including GTAW, SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, PAC, OAC structural and pipefitting, metallurgy, and quality control procedures. Use appropriate library and information resources to research professional issues and support lifelong learning
PLO 3 - Use blueprint-reading skills, cost estimating, applied science of materials, and mathematics necessary to the profession
PLO 4 - Demonstrate and use industry safety standards
PLO 5 - Use mathematical formulas to calculate area, volume, and weight of metal objects
General Education courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass.
Writing (3-4 credits) - Complete one of the following:
Math (4-5 credits) - Complete one of the following:
Human Relations (3-4 credits) - Complete one of the following:
Program Core Courses
Program Core courses must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better, P/NP is not accepted. It is recommended students complete the math requirement prior to taking core courses.
Program Electives - Complete 5 credits from the Advanced Technology Directed Elective List below. WLD courses must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better. P/NP is not accepted. WLD 139 is only offered P/NP, and must be completed with a Pass grade. All other Electives must be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass.
Advanced Technology Directed Elective List
Some courses in the list below may already appear as requirements in some programs. In these instances, they cannot be taken twice nor counted in two areas. Please choose different electives. The courses that are program core courses are notated in the list as:
C = required in Construction
Dr = required in Drafting
Dt = required in Diesel Technology
- APR 101 - Trade Skills Fundamentals 4 Credit(s)
- APR 105 - Electrical Wiring for the Trades 4 Credit(s)
- APR 106 - Plumbing Trade Introduction 2 Credit(s)
- ART 117 - Basic Design: 3-Dimensional 3 Credit(s)
- ART 216 - Digital Design Tools 3 Credit(s)
- BA 101 - Introduction to Business 4 Credit(s)
- BT 165 - Introduction to the Accounting Cycle 4 Credit(s)
- CH 150 - Preparatory Chemistry 3 Credit(s)
- CIS 140W - Introduction to Operating Systems: Windows Clients 4 Credit(s)
- CIS 195 - Web Authoring 1 4 Credit(s)
- COOP 206 - Co-op Ed: Internship Seminar 1-2 Credit(s) Dr
- CS 120 - Concepts of Computing: Information Processing 4 Credit(s)
- CS 179 - Introduction to Computer Networks 4 Credit(s)
- CST 110 - Blueprint Reading 1 3 Credit(s) C
- CST 111 - Construction Orientation and Environment 2 Credit(s) C
- CST 116 - Construction Estimating 4 Credit(s) C
- CST 118 - Building Construction 1-5 Credit(s) C
- CST 119 - Building Construction Surveying 3 Credit(s) C
- CST 201 - Sustainable Building Practices 3 Credit(s)
- CST 211 - Blueprint Reading 2 3 Credit(s) C
- DRF 160 - Computer-Aided Drafting and Design 4 Credit(s)
- DRF 205 - Drafting: Structures 4 Credit(s) C,D Dr
- DRF 207 - Drafting: Strength of Materials 4 Credit(s) Dr
- DRF 210 - Commercial Buildings 4 Credit(s) Dr
- DRF 220 - Building Information Modeling 4 Credit(s) Df
- DS 154 - Heavy Duty Braking Systems 1-12 Credit(s) Dt
- DS 257 - Diesel Electrical Systems 1-12 Credit(s) Dt
- DS 259 - Diesel Engines and Engine Overhaul 1-12 Credit(s) Dt
- ET 129 - Electrical Theory 1 4 Credit(s)
- ET 130 - Electrical Theory 2 1-4 Credit(s)
- G 101 - Earth’s Dynamic Interior 4 Credit(s) or G 102 , G 103 , G 146
- GIS 151 - Digital Earth 4 Credit(s)
- GIS 245 - GIS 1 4 Credit(s)
- HE 152 - Drugs, Society and Behavior 3 Credit(s)
- HE 252 - First Aid 3 Credit(s)
- MFG 101 - Safety and Basic Shop Practice 3 Credit(s) Dt
- MTH 060 - Beginning Algebra 4 Credit(s)
- MTH 075 - Applied Algebra for Technicians 4 Credit(s)
- MTH 085 - Applied Geometry for Technicians 4 Credit(s)
- MTH 095 - Intermediate Algebra 5 Credit(s)
- MUL 101 - Introduction to Media Arts 3 Credit(s)
- MUL 212 - Digital Imaging 4 Credit(s)
- NRG 121 - Air Conditioning System Analysis 3 Credit(s)
- NRG 124 - Energy Efficiency Methods 4 Credit(s)
- PH 101 - Fundamentals of Physics 4 Credit(s) or PH 102 , PH 103 , PH 201 , PH 202 , PH 203
- RTEC 105 - Introduction to Advanced Technology 3 Credit(s)
- SPAN 101 - Spanish, First-Year 5 Credit(s)
or SPAN 102 , SPAN 103 , SPAN 201 , SPAN 202 , SPAN 203
- WLD 111 - Blueprint Reading for Welders 3 Credit(s)
- WLD 121 - Shielded Metal Arc Welding 1 (stick welding) 1-4 Credit(s) Dt
- WLD 122 - Shielded Metal Arc Welding 2 (stick welding) 1-4 Credit(s) Dt
- WLD 139 - Welding Lab 1-3 Credit(s)
- WLD 140 - Welder Qualification (Cert): Wire Drive Processes 3 Credit(s)
- WLD 141 - Welder Qualification (Cert): SMAW 3 Credit(s)
- WLD 143 - Wire Drive Welding 1 1-4 Credit(s) Dt
- WLD 151 - Fundamentals of Metallurgy 1-3 Credit(s)
- CST 298 - Independent Study: Construction 1-12 Credit(s) (instructor approval only)
- DRF 298 - Independent Study: Drafting 1-12 Credit(s) (instructor approval only)
- This is the parent program for the Fabrication/Welding Technology, 1-yr Certificate .
- This program follows the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Requirements unless otherwise specified.
- A high school diploma or equivalent is recommended for all applicants to this program.
- Cooperative Education (Co-op): Co-op offers students college credit and a grade for on-the-job work experience related to their educational and career goals. In certain circumstances, co-op experience may be substituted for major course work. For more information, see your Academic Advisor or Program Coordinator.
- This program is articulated with Oregon Institute of Technology, which requires a higher-level math course than is required for the program. Contact your Academic Advisor for help with transfer to OIT.