Welding Technology

The Welding program works to train students in the basic skills of oxy-acetylene welding, and cutting, shielded metal arc welding, gas metal and flux cored arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, many other areas. This program trains students in blueprint reading, math, layout and fit-up, and fabrication of a wide variety of projects. Numerous jobs are available in the shipyards, manufacturing and welding shops. Apprentices are needed in sheet metal, iron working, pipefitting, and boiler making.



Career Opportunities

  • Welder
  • Fabricator
  • Metal worker
  • Pipefitter
  • Boiler Maker
  • Machinist



Certification Opportunities: Progress towards American Welding Society certificates
Progress towards Washington Association of Building Officials. Progress towards Associates Degree at CBC in Welding Technology.


Pre-requisites: Junior/Senior Standing, returning students must have a "C" or better their 1st year and instructor approval


Sessions offered: AM 8:00 to 10:30 M-F, PM 11:30 to 2:00 M-F, LA 2:45 to 6:00 PM M-TH


Length of program: 1-2 years

Location: Tri-Tech


Equivalency Credits: 0.5 Technical English 1 & 2, 0.5 Math, 1.0 Science


Occupational/Elective Credits: 3 per year


College credits available: 14 college credits


Text reading levels: The texts are written at the 7.9 grade level and above