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Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Welding program will:

  • Be able to weld in all positions (flat, horizontal, vertical, overhead) with the six basic welding processes (Oxy-acetylene, Shielded Metal Arc, Gas Metal Arc, Flux Cored Arc self shielded, Flux Cored Arc gas shielded, Gas Tungsten Arc).
  • Be capable of passing the Washington State Building Officials (WABO) welding tests in the applicable welding processes.
  • Be able to cut metals using thermal cutting processes (Oxy-acetylene, Plasma, Air Carbon Arc).
  • Have their state industrial first aid and CPR cards.
  • Know the basic fundamentals of welding processes and applications, metallurgy, and math and measurement.
  • Be able to read and interpret basic blueprints, welding symbols, and welding codes and specifications.
  • Have the communication, human relations, and leadership skills to be able to obtain and retain a welding position.
  • Have completed a resume, developed a job search plan, and will be able to present themselves at a job interview.

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