Clackamas Community College

Initial Welding, Certificate

Program Code: CC.PTWELDING

This 6-month program is designed with the part-time student in mind. This certificate introduces welding basics and prepares students for an entry-level position in welding and fabrication. Students learn about the main areas of welding, Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding/Flux (GMAW), Core Arc Welding (FCAW), and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW). Course selection allows students to focus on a single welding process. Students also learn to interpret and read a blue print with welding symbols and how to effectively present themselves in a professional manner.