2023-2024 Olympic College Catalog 
    Feb 29, 2024  
2023-2024 Olympic College Catalog

Welding Technology (ATA)

This two-year program builds upon the Certificate of Specialization, adding pipe welding and drafting to their skills set. Students who have earned the Certificate of Specialization should be able to complete this degree in two quarters.

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

  1. Safely and accurately use a variety of electric arc processes, basic hand tools, mathematical skills and shop equipment to fabricate durable goods holding required tolerances in various manufacturing environments.
  2. Safely and accurately use a variety of torches and fuel gases to produce parts that are used to fabricate durable goods in various manufacturing environments.
  3. Read, interpret, and use shop drawings and specifications in the fabrication and making of durable goods.
  4. Demonstrate teamwork, responsible/dependable behavior in decision-making and task performance.
  5. Apply and practice workplace safety policies and procedures.
  6. Communicate effectively through verbal and written methods.
  7. Take welder qualification tests in accordance with American Welding Society (AWS) and Washington Association of Building Organization (WABO) utilizing the SMAW and FCAW processes.
  8. Take a pipe-welder-certification test in the 6G position utilizing both a 6010 and GTAW root pass with 7018 fill and cover passes.
  9. Manually draft Orthographic drawings and open, create, change, save and print AUTO CAD DataFiles.