Catalog 2023-24 
    Oct 04, 2023  
Catalog 2023-24

Welding Certificate

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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 welding and welding laboratory classes, general education classes, and 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.

For more information about the program, please see our program page:

Credit for Prior Learning

This program may provide prior learning credit and extended learning opportunities for persons previously or currently employed in related professions.
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Special Accreditation Information

This program has special accreditation, certification, or approval from professional organizations. 
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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.

Program Requirements

Number of credit hours necessary for completion: 54

Required Courses

Student Success



For information about placement in a writing course, please refer to the: Writing Pathway .


Students must select one course in this general education requirement.

For information about placement in a math course, please refer to the: Math Curriculum Pathway .

Social Sciences

Science / Math / Computer Science

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