2022-2023 Olympic College Catalog 
    Mar 20, 2023  
2022-2023 Olympic College Catalog

Welding Technology, CP

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This three to four quarter program prepares the student for entry-level employment in the Welding Industry. Students develop and practice mechanical and manipulative skills to meet industry standards. They receive the opportunity to prove their skills through standardized tests. The program also develops employability through support courses in human relations, computing, manufacturing, composition, and first aid.

Program Learning Outcomes. Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Apply welding theory and knowledge of common terms used in the industry to oxy/fuel gas and electric arc welding processes.
  2. Safely and accurately use select electric arc processes, basic hand tools, and shop equipment to fabricate durable goods.
  3. Safely and accurately use select torches and fuel gases to produce parts that are used to fabricate durable goods.
  4. Read, interpret, and use shop drawings and specifications in the fabrication and making of durable goods.
  5. Demonstrate teamwork and responsible/dependable behavior in decision-making and task performance.
  6. Apply and practice workplace safety policies and procedures.
  7. Use effective reading, thinking, mathematical, and written communication skills in workplace environments.
  8. Take welder qualification tests in accordance with American Welding Society (AWS) and Washington Association of Building Organization (WABO) utilizing the SMAW process.

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