Mar 30, 2023  
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog 
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Shielded Metal Arc Welder, CPC

Length: 14-15 credits

Program Contacts

Estimated Cost: $3,149

  • Books: $267
  • Program-Specific Fees: $630
  • Resident Tuition and General Student Fees: $2,252

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Learning Outcomes

The purpose of this program is to prepare graduates for employment for entry-level positions in the metal fabrication industry.

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency at a industry entry-level with Shielded Metal Arc Welding.
  • Weld and cut metal as is typical of circumstances found in industrial environments.
  • Demonstrate and use industry safety standards.

Program Requirements

Program Core Courses

WLD courses must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better. P/NP is not accepted. MFG and MTH courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass. Take the maximum number of credits listed for WLD courses.


  • This program is fully contained in the Welding Processes, 1-yr Certificate  
  • This program follows Career Pathway Certificate of Completion Requirements  unless otherwise specified.
  • A high school diploma or equivalent is recommended for all applicants to this program.
  • Students may be able to substitute an alternative welding course. Please see an Academic Advisor to arrange pre-approved substitutions.
  • AAS: Fabrication / Welding Technology students will be awarded this Pathway upon completion of degree.