Feb 02, 2023  
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog 
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog

Fabrication/Welding Technology, AAS

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Length: 90 credits

Program Contacts:

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

Program Requirements

General Education

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

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 


  • 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.

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