One-Year Certificate of Completion
Klamath Community College’s Welding Technology Program offers a one-year certificate of completion as well as single classes. Emphasis areas include shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), flux-cored arc welding (FCAW), oxy-acetylene welding and cutting (OAW), and basic fabrication.
In order to complete the one-year program, students must satisfactorily complete 27 credits of welding and welding laboratory classes, 20 credits of general education along with one credit of Cooperative Work Experience (on-the-job training).
The Welding Technology Certificate includes blueprint reading, welding processes and applications, welding metallurgy, shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, basic fabrication, and SMAW certification practice.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the certificate, students will be able to:
- Use accepted industrial welding safety standards in the shop and in the field.
- Use a variety of welding processes (SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, oxy fuel, plasma cutting, GTAW) in the shop and in the field.
- Interpret welding blueprints in order to fabricate shop projects.
- Determine which welding process, settings, and materials to use depending on the application.
- Develop a welding procedure for specific applications.
- Apply fundamentals of metallurgy to identify metals and to perform heat treatment.