Welding and Fabrication

General Information

The Welding Program at Everett Community College offers a wide variety of classes to meet the needs of students whose goals range from those seeking employment in the Metal Trades Industry to the home hobbyist. Classes are offered both days and evenings. We teach all major welding and cutting processes, including: SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, FCAW-S, GTAW, OAC, PAC; welding on mild steel, stainless steel and aluminum; hand and machine torch cutting; and field welding techniques. Extensive classes in Blueprint Reading, Layout and Metallurgy are offered. W.A.B.O. state welding certification tests are available to our students and to the public by appointment.

The emphasis in the Welding Program is not only on welding skills, but also on fabrication techniques, which is a unique feature of the EVCC program. This series of classes includes Heavy Plate Fabrication, Sheetmetal Fabrication, Pipefitting and Pipe systems Fabrication, Structural Steel Fabrication, and Field-Welding techniques.

 The first level, for students seeking entry into the technical world would be the Manufacturing Pre-Employment Certificate, a credential that would allow one to work in entry-level manufacturing. The next level up would be to take classes leading to a skills-oriented certificate and a ATA degree.

Information Sessions

Welding program information sessions will be held in Monte Cristo Hall, Room 110 at 6:00 PM on April 23, May 28 and Aug 6. No RSVP necessary.

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Curriculum Guides & Certificates

Program Information

The welding program is designed to meet the expanding needs of the many occupations that utilize welding and build skills toward industry standards. The welding department provides a balanced course of study, including hands-on learning experiences, technical information and general education courses. Emphasis is on welding, torch burning techniques, and fabrication techniques, with opportunities for attaining these skills in a lab setting. The welding program is competency based and is divided into separate skill blocks, which permits students to demonstrate mastery of skills and move through the program at their own rate.

To contact the EVCC Welding Department with questions or to get started in the program, please consult one of the faculty links in the right bar or attend an information session.

Career Opportunities

Welders may find employment in places such as: manufacturing and repair shops, shipbuilding yards, the  aerospace industry, construction of buildings, bridges and other structures; also joining pipes for pipelines, power plants, refineries and the high-tech sector using CNC controlled equipment. Welders can advance to more skilled jobs with additional training and experience. Opportunities exist to become supervisors, inspectors and instructors.

Advanced Training Options

The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Information Technology and Administrative Management (ITAM)  is designed to give students with two-year applied or technical degrees the opportunity to advance their careers by furthering their education. This dynamic program adds the business component to the technical knowledge area to make the student more marketable in their knowledge area. Continue your education in Everett, in-person and online course work available. Contact Terry at linklett@cwu.edu for more information.

Outcomes

Collegewide, students work to achieve the Everett Community College Core Learning Outcomes. All Workforce Training Programs prepare students to be job ready: technically competent, ethically grounded, and skilled in collaboration and workplace norms.Students in Welding work toward these Program Outcomes.