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Industrial Welding Technology Certificate

2020-21 Industrial Welding Technology (PDF)*

Certificate of Completion
Courses for this Program

About the Program

Upon completion of this three-term certificate program, students will be qualified to test for certification to the American Welding Society (AWS) D1.1-06 Structural Steel and the AWS D1.3-08 Sheet Steel Welding Codes. Additionally, students will have a good foundation in structural steel fitting/layout, the basics of pipefitting, and the basics of sheet metal pattern development. Students will also be prepared with mathematics and communication skills, and be knowledgeable about the human relations necessary to become valuable employees in the industrial welding trades. 

Program Learning Outcomes

The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified learning outcomes that are relevant to the discipline. Program learning outcomes for industrial welding programs are:

Demonstrate a commitment to a culture of safety in all college and work environments.

Produce industry quality weldments on carbon steel plate in various joint and groove configurations. 

Processes include oxy fuel cutting, plasma arc cutting, SMAW, GMAW and FCAW.

Produce industry-quality welds using GTAW, GMAW and FCAW on stainless steel and aluminum plate.

Develop a logical sequence of steps to foresee, troubleshoot, and resolve mechanical and process issues that may arise in the workplace.

Interpret and create mechanical blueprints to industry standards.

Layout and fabricate industry-quality fabrication projects using shearing and forming equipment.

Demonstrate and apply the professional standards of the industry.

Entry Requirements

Students are required to complete the Placement Process to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading, and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin with the courses within their skill level as determined through the Placement Process. In addition, students may also be required to enroll in classes that would increase their employability and success.

Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited colleges and universities will be accepted in accordance with college policies. In order to ensure that coursework is current, program courses over three years old must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate department chair before being accepted toward core requirements. College Now credit will be accepted in accordance with current agreement. Verified industry experience may be substituted for some coursework in accordance with college policy and the department chair’s approval.

Credits earned in the successful completion of Career Pathways certificates can be applied to other certificates and degrees in the Career Pathway. For more information, speak to a program advisor.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all courses in this program with a grade of “C” or better to receive their degrees. Certain required courses are graded on a pass/no pass basis only. A grade of “P” for these courses indicates a student earned the equivalent of a “C” or better grade.

Course No.
Course Title
BT113 Business English I or
WR115 Introduction to Expository Writing or higher level composition 
CIS/CS__ Approved Computer Information Science or Computer Science class, CIS120/CIS120 or above or documented computer proficiency within the past ten years 1 0-2
MEC102 Mechanical Fabrication 3
MTH63 Applied Alebra I or
MTH60 Fundamentals of Algebra or higher level math
  Total Prerequisite Credits 10-13
First Year Required Courses
Course No.
Course Title
First Term
HE112 Emergency First Aid 1
MEC114 Safety for Industry 3
MET101 Mechanical Drafting 3
WLD111 Technology of Industrial Welding I 6


Second Term
BT101 Human Relations in Organizations or
PSY101 Psychology of Human Relationss
WLD104 Blueprint Reading - Mechanical 3
WLD112 Technology of Industrial Welding II 6
WLD221 Welding Codes, Procedures and Inspections 5


Third Term
WLD113 Technology of Industrial Welding III 6
WLD121 Fabrication and Repair Practices I 5
____ Approved program elective 3-4


Total Program Credits
Approved Program Electives (minimum of 3-6 credits required)
Course No.
Course Title
BA109 Ready, Set, Work: Techniques for Landing a Job 2
EET101 Introduction to Electronics 3
GS104 Phsycial Science with lab 4
MEC103 Industrial Safety 1
MEC116 Quality Practices and Measurements 3
MET121 Computer Aided Drafting I: Mechanical (SolidWorks) 3
MET122 Computer Aided Drafting II: Mechanical (SolidWorks) 3
MET123 Computer Aided Drafting III: Mechanical (SolidWorks)3 3
MFG121 Manufacturing Processes I 3
MFG122 Manufacturing Processes II 4
MFG123 Manufacturing Processes III 4
WLD160 American Welding Society (AWS) Certification Seminar: Plate 1
WLD250A Selected Topics in Welding: FCAW 2-4
WLD250B Selected Topics in Welding: GTAW 2-4
WLD250C Selected Topics in Welding: SMAW 2
WLD250D Selected Topics in Welding: GMAW 2-4
WLD250E Selected Topics in Welding: Metallurgy 2
WLD250F Selected Topics in Welding: Capstone Project 2-4
WLD260 American Welding Society (AWS) Certification Seminar: Pipe 1

For more information, contact the Industrial Welding Department:

Grants Pass or Medford: 541-245-7809
Toll free in Oregon: 800-411-6508, Ext. 7809
Web address:
TTY: Oregon Telecom Relay Service, 711

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