Welding Technology

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

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.

Gas Welding

Degrees and Certificates

In this program, you can earn the following:

  • Associate of Applied Science
    • Welding Technology
  • Less than One year Certificate
    • Welding Technology
    •  Flux Core Arc Welding
    • Gas Metal Arc Welding
    • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
    • Pipe Welding
    •  Shielded Metal Arc Welding

See the catalog for information regarding program requirements.

Flexible Scheduling

The Welding program offers flexible scheduling, which allows you to register for full-time, part-time, or open-entry, open-exit formats.

What's Next?

  1. Apply for Admission.
  2. Complete a new student orientation.
  3. Activate your MyPCC account
  4. Add your name to the Welding Prospective Student List.

For more information on any or all of these steps, see Welding Technology - Getting Started.