Jan 27, 2022  
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog 
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fabrication/Welding Technology, AAS

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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, reat@lanecc.edu

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

Advising   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

Estimated Program Cost

Books   $1,495
Instruments/Tools   $845
Program Specific Fees    $3,339
Resident Tuition and General Student Fees   $13,048
  Total Estimated Cost $18,787

*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. P/NP is not accepted. 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 MFG and 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 3 credits of Electives

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