Welding Technology

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Our program

Chemeketa's Welding Technology program offers three- and six-term welding fabrication programs that combine class work with hands-on training needed by those in welding occupations.

Students completing the three-term certificate will-

  • Set up and operate manual and semi-automatic welding and cutting equipment used in the metal fabrication industry
  • Perform basic layout and fabrication skills to produce welded metal parts and products
  • Read and interpret engineering drawings to American Welding Society standards
  • Use welding process and procedure applications
  • Apply basic metallurgy knowledge to fabrication processes
  • Perform as a team member and practice skills that reflect professional and ethical behavior in the workplace

In addition to the certificate outcomes, students completing the AAS will-

  • Perform basic set-ups and operations for manual and computer numeric controlled machining equipment
  • Design and carry out planning procedures for machining purposes
  • Select and use tools and equipment to manufacture, measure, and inspect parts in a machining environment

Does welding sound like a career for you? Take a look at our curriculum and prerequisite requirements and our program course descriptions for more details on what we offer.

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Program application

For more information, E-mail or call 503.399.6059.