Welding Technology

Rock Creek Bldg. 2, Rm. 210 | Advisor: Annette Murphy | amurphy@pcc.edu | 971-722-7665 | Book an appointment
Maritime Welding Training Center, 5555 N Channel Avenue, Portland | mlbutler@pcc.edu | 971-722-5284

Gas Welding

Welding is a skill used by many trades: sheet metal workers, iron-workers, 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.

Flexible Scheduling

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

If a Welding class is not listed in the schedule for the Maritime Welding Training Center location, please email siwelding@pcc.edu and request the class be added to the schedule for the term you plan to enroll. For example, "WLD 116A is not listed in the schedule for the Martime Welding Training Center location, and I would like to enroll in this class for the (fall, winter, spring, summer) term."