Available in the classroom, learn hands-on at KCC!

Attention future welders, engineers, automotive enthusiasts, and anyone with a passion for hands-on trades! Kickstart your career journey with a welding degree from KCC.

Unlocking endless possibilities, KCC presents not one, but two tailored pathways to dive into the world of welding. The first pathway hones in on specific welding techniques such as stick, TIG, or MIG, empowering you with specialized skills in just two terms. Alternatively, opt for our accelerated pathway, where you can earn a comprehensive welding certificate in just one year.

Seize the opportunity at KCC to sculpt your future in welding and embark on a fulfilling career in the field of your dreams. Join us and ignite your potential today!

For more information regarding credentialing and accreditation please see the Accreditation page.

This program may provide prior learning credit and extended learning opportunities for persons previously or currently employed in related professions.

For more information see the Credit for Prior Learning page.

What Will I Learn?

  • Arc welding
  • Stick welding
  • Tig welding
  • How to read welding blueprints
  • Basic fabrication

How Will I Learn It?

You will have set class times and face-to-face communication with instructors and peers with learning resources, and support.

At KCC you will have everything you need to achieve your learning goals!

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Learn why Welding at KCC is right for you.

Request more information to learn how KCC's Welding program can help you develop your fabrication skills and stand out in your future welding career.

Careers in Welding

Median Annual Salary

  • United States:
  • Oregon State:
  • Klamath  Region:

2021-2030 Employment Projection

21.6% Growth

Entry Level Educational Requirements:

High School Diploma

Prospective Jobs

Production worker Welder Fabricator
Production supervisor Shop foreman  

All data was gathered from the State of Oregon Employment Department and Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Data is provided for a welding position. For a different employment forecast please visit the State of Oregon Employment Department.


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Contact Welding

Matthew Walter
Welding Program Lead
OIT, Cornett Hall, Room 212, Welding Lab