Welding Program at Clackamas Community College

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Welding Program

The welding program at Clackamas Community College prepares students for careers as welding engineers, manufacturing engineers, application engineers, sales engineers, and project engineer or manager. The program focuses on applying technical knowledge and skills to join or cut metal surfaces. Program course include: arc welding, resistance welding, brazing and soldering, cutting, high-energy beam welding and cutting, solid state welding, ferrous and non-ferrous materials, oxidation-reduction reactions, welding metallurgy, welding process and heat treating, structural design, safety, and codes and standards. Get more details below including other Oregon colleges that offer welding program.

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Students Enrolled in the Welding Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Clackamas Community College has offered the following program levels for students:

  • Less Than One Year Certificate
  • Less Than Two-Year Award
  • Associate's Degree

Students by Academic Level (2013)

 Graduates
Less Than One Year Certificate29
Less Than Two-Year Award2
Associate's Degree6

Students by Gender (2013)

 Graduates
Male36
Female1

Students by Race (2013)

 Graduates
American Indian1
Asian1
Hispanic6
White20
Unknown9

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Welding program at Clackamas Community College, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters

Description

Use hand-welding or flame-cutting equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products.

Career Outlook & Projects ()

According to the BLS, welders, cutters, and welder fitters employment is expected to grow at a rate of 15.0% from 2010 to 2020

Salary & Wages

  • Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
    • Total Employment: 2,860
    • Average Hourly Rate: $19.80
    • Average Annual Salary: $41,190

Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Description

Set up, operate, or tend welding, soldering, or brazing machines or robots that weld, braze, solder, or heat treat metal products, components, or assemblies. Includes workers who operate laser cutters or laser-beam machines.

Career Outlook & Projects ()

According to the BLS, welding, soldering, and brazing machine setters, operators, and tenders employment is expected to grow at a rate of 6.6% from 2010 to 2020

Salary & Wages

  • Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
    • Total Employment: 240
    • Average Hourly Rate: $19.38
    • Average Annual Salary: $40,300

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Welding Programs in Oregon

Welding programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Portland Community College

Portland, OR
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 16 students completed this program

Programs

  • Machine Tool Technology (C,A)
  • Machine Shop Technology (C,A)
  • Welding (C,A)

Mt Hood Community College

Gresham, OR
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 12 students completed this program

Programs

  • Machine Tool Technology (C)
  • Machine Shop Technology (C)
  • Sheet Metal Technology (C)
  • Welding (C)

Chemeketa Community College

Salem, OR
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 17 students completed this program

Programs

  • Machine Shop Technology (C,A)
  • Welding (C,A)

Linn - Benton Community College

Albany, OR
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 41 students completed this program

Programs

  • Machine Tool Technology (C,A)
  • Welding (C,A)

Clatsop Community College

Astoria, OR
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 13 students completed this program

Programs

  • Welding (C)

Lane Community College

Eugene, OR
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 49 students completed this program

Programs

  • Welding (C,A)

Umpqua Community College

Roseburg, OR
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 6 students completed this program

Programs

  • Welding (C,A)

Southwestern Oregon Community College

Coos Bay, OR
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 43 students completed this program

Programs

  • Welding (C,A)

Blue Mountain Community College

Pendleton, OR
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Welding (C)

Rogue Community College

Grants Pass, OR
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 11 students completed this program

Programs

  • Welding (C,A)

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