This is the parent program for the Fabrication Welding, 1-yr Certificate
Total Program Credits: 100
Program Length: Two Years
Offered by the Advanced Technology Division, 541.463.5380
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Requirements
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 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.
Learning Outcomes The graduate of the AAS degree will:
- Apply knowledge of forming, fitting, and welding processes.
- Demonstrate entry-level fabrication techniques and welding processes and application including GTAW, structural and pipefitting, metallurgy, and quality control procedures.
- Use appropriate library and information resources to research professional issues and support lifelong learning.
- Use blueprint-reading skills, cost estimating, applied science of materials, and mathematics necessary to the profession.
- Demonstrate and use industry safety standards.
- Use mathematical formulas to calculate area, volume, and weight of metal objects.
Admission Information Normal program entry is fall term. Contact Advisor/Counselor for assistance for winter and spring term entry, email: 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 openings - 179 annually
Statewide openings - 1,848 annually
Lane County average hourly - $19.07 to $25.74; average annual - $39,673 to $53,548
Oregon average hourly - $20.66 to $27.85; average annual - $42,954 to $57,938
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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.