Welding

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What type of welding education does KCC offer?

Klamath Community College’s Welding Technology Program offers a one-year certificate of completion as well as single classes. Emphasis areas include shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), flux-cored arc welding (FCAW), oxy-acetylene welding and cutting (OAW), and basic fabrication.

What do you learn while earning the welding technology certificate?

The Welding Technology Certificate includes blueprint reading, welding processes and applications, welding metallurgy, shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, basic fabrication, and SMAW certification practice.

What is a SMAW certification?

The American Welding Society offers most welding certifications through their certified welder program. Welding certifications are organized by positions, thicknesses, processes, and metal type. Most plate welding certifications use groove welds and follow a coding system:
1: Flat position
2: Horizontal position
3: Vertical position
4: Overhead position
F: Fillet weld
G: Groove weld
You can get certified in one or more of the classifications.

Program Advisor

Matthew Walter
Welding Program Lead
541-880-2267
Walter@klamathcc.edu
7390 S. Sixth St.
Klamath Falls, OR 97603