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Welding is the most common method for permanently bonding metal parts. Due to its strength, welding is used to join beams and reinforcing rods. Program emphasis is on semi-automatic processes, shielded metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding and structural welding. Students also learn new welding developments such as microprocessor-based technology and exotic metal types.
The GMAW Structural Welder, FCAW Structural Welder, and GTAW Structural Welder career majors are designed to allow quick entry into the workforce and are NOT eligible for financial aid. Some of the courses listed for these majors are shortened versions of other courses and MAY NOT meet all the requirements for more extensive career majors. Please, be sure to complete a Career Plan with your advisor or teacher before enrolling in them.
Who Can Attend
High school juniors, High school seniors, Adults
Employment Opportunities
Welding Shops, Pressure Vessel Shops, Structural Fabrication Companies, Shipyards, Pipelines, Fabrication Shops, Trailer Manufacturers, Refineries - New Construction and Shut Downs, Power Plants - New Construction and Shut Downs
Occupational Characteristics
Welding can be physically demanding and requires long periods of standing and the ability to lift 50 pounds. Welders must have arm/hand steadiness and good manual dexterity.
For Success in this Career You Should Have
Problem solving skills, Ability to follow directions, High school level math and reading skills
Location(s) and Times
Portland Campus, Bruce Gray Center
Daytime classes
2 sessions:
8:00 am - 10:55 am and 12:30 pm - 3:25 pm
High-school students and part-time adult students may enroll in either session. Full-time adult students enroll in both sessions.
Evening classes
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, two or four evenings a week
Only adults will be enrolled in evening classes.

Contact Info

Main Number
7:30am - 8:30pm


Attendance Numbers
Portland - 405.717.4304
Reno - 405.717.4646
Rockwell - 405.717.4206

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