May 07, 2021  
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog 
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog

Fabrication/Welding Technology, AAS

Length: Two years, 90 credits

Program Contacts:

Estimated Cost: $19,077

  • Books: $1,446
  • Tools: $845
  • Program-Specific Fees: $3,288
  • Resident Tuition and General Student Fees: $13,498

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Learning Outcomes

The purpose of this program is to prepare graduates 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.

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • 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.

Program Requirements

General Education

GENERAL EDUCATION courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass.

Writing (3-4 credits) - Complete one of the following:

Math (4-5 credits) - Complete one of the following:

Human Relations (3-4 credits) - Complete one of the following:

Program Core Courses

PROGRAM CORE courses must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better, P/NP is not accepted. It is recommended students complete the math requirement prior to taking core courses.

Program Electives

Complete 5 credits of Program Electives, selected from the list below. WLD courses must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better. P/NP is not accepted. WLD 139 is only offered P/NP, and must be completed with a Pass grade. All other ELECTIVES must be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass.


  • This is the parent program for the Fabrication/Welding, 1-yr Certificate 
  • This program follows the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Requirements  unless otherwise specified.
  • A high school diploma or equivalent is recommended for all applicants to this program.
  • 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. For more information, see your Academic Advisor or Program Coordinator.
  • This program is articulated with Oregon Institute of Technology, which requires a higher-level math course than is required for the program. Contact your Academic Advisor for help with transfer to OIT.