Recent Community College Graduates Matrix

From Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing Programs

This tool is meant to make hiring easier for Washington’s aerospace and advanced manufacturing companies.

This is an ongoing list of Washington’s community and technical colleges that have aerospace and advanced manufacturing programs. Each listing details credits, program descriptions, skill sets (as taught in each program), contact information, and graduation dates.

Aerospace and advanced manufacturing industry companies can contact the community and technical college nearest to them and speak directly to an instructor about graduating students.

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Welding Technology
Award Type
06/20/19, 12/15/19, 03/20/20, 06/20/20
Anticipated Graduates
Kathy Hoover
The Welding Technology Program is designed to introduce students to all phases of welding and cutting, including Oxy-Acetylene, Flux Core Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Dual Shield, Metallic Inert Gas Welding, plasma and oxy-acetylene cutting processes, both manual and automatic feed. Emphasis will be placed on the proper setup, safety and use of shop equipment. Shop experience is gained through work done on a variety of practical projects, such as tanks, bumpers, home projects and art work, using various types of materials--cast iron, steel, stainless steel, and aluminum in various shapes, positions, and sizes.
Skill Sets
At the completion for the Welding Technology Program, the successful student will be able to:
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify, analyze, and synthesize relevant data from multiple sources to solve problems and develop acceptable conclusions related to the welding industry
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication, with proper welding terminology, with a variety of audiences including peers and laypersons
  • Apply reasoning and interpret information represented in data sets, graphs, and tables to create and inspect welds
  • Commit to the quality of results in project design and execution and demonstrate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility related to their professional discipline
  • Engage and interact with diverse teams within the learning environment demonstrate the ability to operate collaboratively and effectively in an organizational setting
  • Communicate effectively
  • Think logically and critically
  • Evaluate and process quantitative and symbolic data
  • Understand themselves in relation to others in a multicultural world
  • Understand ethical responsibilities and consequences
  In addition, students who complete the program will demonstrate the following skills standards specific to Welding Technology:
  • Evaluate potential hazards and apply procedures to maintain workplace safety
  • Select and operate tools and equipment used in welding and metal fabrication
  • Perform thermal cutting and gouging processes to industry standards
  • Perform Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) to industry standards
  • Perform Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) to industry standards
  • Perform Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) to industry standards
  • Perform Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) to industry standards
  • Identify materials and apply metallurgy knowledge to solve practical welding problems
  • Interpret drawings including welding symbols and make accurate calculations

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Olympia, WA 98512