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Welding Technology

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Our nationally accredited program will give you the skills and experience you need to get a great job in the welding and fabrication career of your choice.


  • Program Options

    Coursework includes a blend classroom study and hands-on experience. You will learn theory and application of all common manual and semi-automatic welding processes. Facilities include individual welding practice booths a large metal fabrication shop. SVC’s Welding Technology program includes pathways into several trade specialty areas.

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  • Outcomes

    Graduates of the Welding Technology program will be able to:

    • Utilize effective techniques for proper care and safe use of welding tools and other related equipment.
    • Understand characteristics of a variety of metals used in the fab­rication industry.
    • Demonstrate competence in the selected welding processes: SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, GTAW.
    • Analyze & interpret welding blueprints, specifications, & instruc­tions for construction assemblies.
    • Apply and practice workplace safety policies and procedures.
    • Select and apply the most appropriate welding process to indus­trial applications.
    • Demonstrate basic and precision measurement methods.
    • Participate and contribute to the effectiveness of work teams.
    • Communicate effectively using verbal and written methods.
    • Work effectively in a metalworking environment.
    • Complete a resume, develop a job search plan, & present oneself positively in a job interview.
    • Prepare for and pass the Washington State Building Officials (WABO) welding tests in the applicable processes.
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Contact Us

Michael Baker
Department Chair
360.416.7703

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Mary Kuebelbeck
Welding Instructor
360.416.6743

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