Welding Program at Clover Park Technical College (CPTC)

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Welding Program

The welding program at Clover Park Technical 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 Washington 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. CPTC has offered the following degree levels for students:

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

Students by Academic Level (2013)

 Graduates
Less Than One Year Certificate6
Associate's Degree8
Less Than Four-Year Award1

Students by Gender (2013)

 Graduates
Male14
Female1

Students by Race (2013)

 Graduates
Black2
White12

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Welding program at Clover Park Technical 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

  • Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 2,250
    • Average Hourly Rate: $23.02
    • Average Annual Salary: $47,880
  • Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 400
    • Average Hourly Rate: $19.87
    • Average Annual Salary: $41,320

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

  • Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 200
    • Average Hourly Rate: $17.62
    • Average Annual Salary: $36,650
  • Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 50
    • Average Hourly Rate: $18.64
    • Average Annual Salary: $38,770

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 Washington

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,...)

Pierce College District 11

Lakewood, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Welding (C)

Bates Technical College

Tacoma, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 49 students completed this program

Programs

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

Green River Community College

Auburn, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 110 students completed this program

Programs

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

South Puget Sound Community College

Olympia, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 12 students completed this program

Programs

  • Welding (A)

South Seattle Community College

Seattle, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 180 students completed this program

Programs

  • Welding (C,A)

Renton Technical College

Renton, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 18 students completed this program

Programs

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

Olympic College

Bremerton, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 130 students completed this program

Programs

  • Welding (C,A)

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

Kirkland, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 22 students completed this program

Programs

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

Everett Community College

Everett, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 60 students completed this program

Programs

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

Grays Harbor College

Aberdeen, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 140 students completed this program

Programs

  • Welding (C,A)
  • Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) (C,A)

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