Dec 08, 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,

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:


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 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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