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Welding Technology

The Welding program works to train students in the basic skills of oxy-acetylene welding and cutting, shielded metal arc welding, gas metal and flux cored arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, and many other areas. This program trains students in blueprint reading, math, layout and fit-up, and fabrication of a wide variety of projects. Numerous jobs are available in shipyards, manufacturing and welding shops. Apprentices are needed in sheet metal, iron working, pipefitting, and boiler making.

Career Opportunities

  • Welder
  • Fabricator
  • Metal worker
  • Pipefitter
  • Boiler Maker
  • Machinist

Certification Opportunities: Progress towards American Welding Society certificates
Progress towards Washington Association of Building Officials. Progress towards Associates Degree at CBC in Welding Technology.

Pre-requisites: Junior/senior standing. Returning students must have a B or better their first year and instructor approval

Sessions offered: AM Session is 8 to 10:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. PM Session is 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Length of program: 1-2 years

Location: Tri-Tech

Equivalency Credits: 0.5 Technical English 1 or  2, 0.5 Math, 0.5 Science

Occupational/Elective Credits: 3 per year

College credits available: 14 credits



Gina Cutts

Welding Technology

Joel Crawford

Welding Instructional Assistant