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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 lanecc.edu/advtech/wld or contact the Advanced Technology Division, AdvTechPrograms@lanecc.edu
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 https://www.lanecc.edu/cooped/contact
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
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*Course fees may change during the year. See the online credit class schedule for fees assigned to courses.
- 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.