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Welding Course Sequences

See the classes you should take each term to complete a Welding certificate or degree.

Welding Certificate & Degree Course Sequences

Getting Started

The first step to entering the Welding Technology program is to take part in an assessment process, which includes taking the college’s free placement test and meeting with Chemeketa’s Advising and First Year Programs staff. You may need to complete program entry requirements. Then your advisor will help you develop an individualized program of study.

Entry Requirements
CourseTitleCredit Hours
MTH020 Basic Mathematics 4
RD090 College Textbook Reading 3

For admission to the program, an application is required. This is a separate step from the testing and assessment steps.

Enrollment in this program is limited, and there is an early deadline for applications. All applicants must attend the Welding Technology Orientation as a requirement for acceptance into the program. We recommend that you contact Chemeketa’s Advising and First Year Programs at 503.399.5120, or the Welding Technology program chair Mike Meyers for details if you are considering the Welding certificate or the Welding Fabrication degree.

Be sure to review the catalog for important information about program outcomes and other details not found in this listing.

See course descriptions for more information about your classes.

Arc Welding Certificate

Course Sequence
TermCourseTitleCredit Hours
1 WLD151 Basic Arc Welding 5
  WLD156 Blueprint Reading and Sketching 5
2 WLD152 Intermediate Arc Welding 5
  WLD157 Introduction to Layout and Fabrication 3
3 WLD153 Advanced Arc Welding 4

MIG Welding Certificate

Course Sequence
TermCourseTitleCredit Hours
1 WLD156 Blueprint Reading and Sketching 5
2 WLD157 Introduction to Layout and Fabrication 3
  WLD161 Basic Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG) 3
3 WLD163 Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG) 3

Welding Certificate

Course Sequence
CourseTermTitleCredit Hours
1 MTH052 Intro to Algebra/Geometry (or higher) 3
  WLD151 Basic Arc Welding 5
  WLD156 Blueprint Reading and Sketching 5
  WLD161  Basic Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG)  3
  WLD170 Oxyacetylene Processes 3
2 WLD152 Intermediate Arc Welding 5
  WLD157 Introduction to Layout and Fabrication 3
  WLD162 Intermediate Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG) 3
  WLD173 Basic Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (TIG) 4
  WR088 Introduction to Technical Writing 1 (or higher) 3
3 PSY101 Psychology of Human Relations (or Higher) 4
  WLD153 Advanced Arc Welding 4
  WLD155 Fabrication Procedures 3
  WLD163 Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG) 3
  WLD180 Metallurgy for Welders 2

Welding Fabrication Degree

Course Sequence
TermCourseTitleCredit Hours
1 MTH052 Intro to Algebra/Geometry (or higher) 3
  WLD151 Basic Arc Welding 5
  WLD156 Blueprint Reading and Sketching 5
  WLD161 Basic Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG) 3
  WLD170 Oxyacetylene Processes 3
2 WLD152 Intermediate Arc Welding 5
  WLD157 Introduction to Layout and Fabrication 3
  WLD162 Intermediate Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG) 3
  WLD173 Basic Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (TIG) 4
  WR088 Introduction to Technical Writing 1 (or higher) 3
3 PSY101 Psychology of Human Relations (or higher) 4
  WLD153 Advanced Arc Welding 4
  WLD155 Fabrication Procedures 3
  WLD163 Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG) 3
  WLD180 Metallurgy for Welders 2
4 GS104 General Science: Physics (or higher) 3
  WLD256 Fabrication Practices 1 4
  WLD277  Advanced Welding Processes 2
5 CAM120 Manual Milling Processes 4
  WLD257 Fabrication Practices 2 4
  WLD270 Advanced Oxyacetylene Processes 2
  WLD273 Advanced TIG Welding 2
6 CAM121 Manual Lathe Processes 4
  FE205B Resumes and Job Search Correspondence 1
  WLD258 Weld Shop Problems 7