Nov 29, 2021  
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog 
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Wire Drive Welder, CPC

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This program is fully contained in the Welding Processes, 1-yr Certificate  

Total Program Credits: 15

Program Length: Three Terms

Offered by the Advanced Technology  Division, 541.463.5380

Career Pathway Certificate of Completion Requirements  

Program Coordinator Tracy Rea, Bldg 15, Rm. 201, 541.463.5151,

Dean  Lynn Nakamura

Purpose To prepare the graduate for employment for entry-level positions in the metal fabrication industry.

Learning Outcomes The graduate will:

  • Demonstrate proficiency at a industry entry-level with various wire drive processes.
  • Weld and cut metal as is typical of circumstances found in industrial environments.
  • Demonstrate and use industry safety standards.

Admission Information See or contact the Advanced Technology Division,


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Job Openings and Wages Projected through 2022

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Lane County average hourly - $23.53; average annual - $48,941
Oregon average hourly - $20.66; average annual - $42,945

Estimated Program Cost

Books   $279
Program Specific Fees   $722
Resident Tuition and General Student Fees   $2,252
  Total Estimated Cost $3,253

*Course fees may change during the year. See the online credit class schedule for fees assigned to courses.

Program Notes

  • Minimum placement score of 68 in Reading, or completion of RD 087  AND EL 115 , or prior college. A high school diploma or equivalent is recommended for all applicants to this program.
  • Prerequisites are required for some courses. See course listing .
  • If math is taken in the self-paced format through the Math Resource Center, then all credits must be completed to meet math requirements.
  • Students may be able to substitute an alternative welding course. Please see an academic advisor to arrange pre-approved substitutions.

Program Core Courses

All CORE courses must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better, P/NP is not accepted.

Students must take the maximum credits listed for WLD 143 and WLD154 courses.

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