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Apply to Welding Technology

This program has very specific requirements in regards to tools, scheduling, and time commitment. To begin the program, you’ll submit the form below to join a waitlist. After receiving department permission, you’ll be able to register for classes in MyPCC. (However, you can register for Welding 101, Welding 102 or Welding 203 before submitting the form – these three classes are lecture only and registration is first-come, first-served.)

Questions? Attend an information session or talk with a program advisor.

How to apply

  1. Apply to PCC

    Complete this step as soon as possible so you can start using PCC resources. On the application, choose Associate of General Studies for your major. (Your major will be updated after you’re admitted to the program.)
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  2. Recommended dates
    Term you want to start Submit form by
    Fall 2020 form closed
    Winter 2021 March 1, 2021
    Spring 2021 May 17, 2021
  3. Submit form

    Complete the Welding shop course request form.

After you apply

Once you submit the form, your name will be added to the prospective student list for the location you chose. Prospective students will remain on the list until they are contacted by the Welding department or until the eighth week of the term. At the eighth week of the current term, the prospective student list will close and those still on the list will be notified. Check your MyPCC email: all communication is done through your PCC email account.


At the eighth week of the current term, the prospective student list for the upcoming term will be opened. You must complete the shop course request form again to continue on the prospective student list.


Make an appointment with one of the following program advisors to discuss your goals and to get started on your classes:

  • Swan Island Welding Training Center and Cascade Campus: 971-722-5655 or trades@pcc.edu.
  • Rock Creek Campus and OMIC at Columbia County Center: Annette Murphy