2021-2022 College Catalog

Welding Technology


Welding Technology - Catalog 20-21

Welding Technology is an essential skill for industry along the Oregon Coast and includes skill sets that may be applicable to a variety of occupations. TBCC’s The program follows American Welding Society’s (AWS) quality guidelines, while utilizing math, 2-D CAD, and engineering to design and build projects for community partners. These applied learning opportunities provide essential experience for students entering the workforce. The program also offers a path to earn AWS Certification, which is a strong credential for those entering welding careers. 

The program covers Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Oxy-Acetylene, and Plasma Cutting. Students will be prepared to enter welding careers in Industrial Welding, Marine Welding, and Food Industry Welding. In addition, students will be prepared for welding related career fields such as Industrial Millwright, Structural Maintenance, and Agricultural Mechanic. At the end of the program, students will have the opportunity to achieve AWS Certification in a varying degree of welding modalities.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the technical knowledge and skills necessary for industrial/manufacturing systems
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, using language appropriate to industrial and manufacturing environments.
  • Perform troubleshooting/problem solving processes as applied to industrial situations.
  • Apply correct mathematical and scientific principles necessary to a mechanized production environment.
  • Employ the principles of the customer-business relationship within a manufacturing environment.

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