Rock Creek Bldg. 2, Rm. 131 | 971-722-7600 | FAX: 971-722-7887
Swan Island Welding Center, 5555 N Channel Avenue, Portland | 503-247-1724
Winter Term Wait List
All welding classes at the Rock Creek and Saint Helens locations are now accepting students for winter term wait list. If you would like to be added to the list, follow the instructions in the "What's Next?" section below. Call backs to those on the list will begin in early December.
Welding is a skill used by many trades: sheet metal workers, ironworkers, diesel mechanics, boilermakers, carpenters, marine construction, steamfitters, glaziers, repair and maintenance personnel in applications ranging from the sculpture home hobbyist to heavy fabrication of bridges, ships and many other projects. A variety of welding processes are used to join units of metal. As a welder, you may work for shipyards, manufacturers, contractors, federal, state, county, and city governments, firms requiring maintenance mechanics, and repair shops.
Our Welding Technology program provides training in SMAW (shielded metal arc welding), GTAW (gas tungsten arc welding), PAC (plasma-arc cutting), GMAW (gas metal arc welding), FCAW (flux-cored arc welding), OAW (oxyacetylene welding), OAC (oxyacetylene cutting), and basic fabrication. Lecture portions of the program include blueprint reading, welding principles, structural steel codes, welding inspection, quality control and non-destructive testing I & II.
Degrees and Certificates
In this program, you can earn the following:
- Associate of Applied Science
- Welding Technology
- Less than One year Certificate
- Welding Technology
See the catalog for information regarding program requirements. (Please note: the Two Year Welding Technology Certificate has been discontinued and is no longer available to new students as of 2011.)
The Welding program offers flexible scheduling, which allows you to register for full-time, part-time, or open-entry, open-exit formats.
- Apply for Admission.
- Complete a new student orientation.
- Add your name to the Welding Waitlist.
For more information on any or all of these steps, see Welding Technology - Getting Started.