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

Welding Processes, 1-yr Certificate

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This is the parent program for Shielded Metal Arc Welder, CPC  and Wire Drive Welder, CPC  

Total Program Credits: 47

Program Length: One Year

Offered by the Advanced Technology  Division, 541.463.5380

Certificate of Completion   

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

Dean Lynn Nakamura

Purpose  To prepare the graduate for employment for entry-level and higher positions in metal fabrication industries. The graduate begins work in light or heavy metal fabrication as welders. Training and experience can lead to careers in technical sales, supervision, estimating, quality control, inspection, specialty welding, and teaching. The welding processes certificate program prepares graduates for employment as welder-trainees or welders.

Learning Outcomes The graduate of the Welding Processes One-Year Certificate of Completion will:

  • Read simple blueprints, interpret and apply industrial welding symbols.
  • Demonstrate proficiency at an industry entry-level with Shielded Metal Arc Welding, various wire drive processes and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding.
  • 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,


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. Through Co-op students connect theory and practice, develop skills, expand career knowledge, and make contacts for the future. Work schedules and work sites vary. In certain circumstances, Co-op experience may be substituted for major course work. Contact Cooperative Education at

Job Openings and Wages Projected through 2022

Career Pathways Roadmap

Lane County: 65 position
Statewide: 2682 positions

Lane County average hourly - $20.90; average annual - $43,469
Oregon average hourly - $22.03; average annual - $45,822

 Estimated Program Cost

Books   $456
Instruments/Tools   $385
Program Specific Fees   $1,960
Resident Tuition and General Student Fees   $6,539
  Total Estimated Cost $9,340

*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 Courses  
  • If math is taken in the self-paced format through the Math Resource Center then all credits must be completed to meet math requirements.

General Education

Math requirement must be completed with a letter grade of  C- or better, no pass. All other GENERAL EDUCATION courses can be completed with a letter grade of C- or better, or Pass.

Program Core Courses

CORE courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better, P/NP is not accepted.
Students must take the maximum credits listed for all WLD courses.


Electives must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better. P/NP is not accepted, except for WLD 139 which is only offered P/NP.
Take 1-4 credits of Electives

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