Welding Technology

Starting Summer & Fall of 2014!
Clark introduces a New Welding Fabrication Program.

Clark College will begin offering a newly designed Welding Technology degree and certification instruction program starting with classes offered this summer and fall. The new instruction will place more emphasis on metal fabrication projects, processes and techniques sought by area employers. Clark continues to set the standard for excellence by offering a Welding Program that is unmatched by other schools.

Welded Sculpture continues to be an excellent introductory course to welding fabrication that does not require pre admittance to the program. The class offers beginning to advanced skills in wire feed arc welding and fabrication. The art portion covers design and model development. Students create either a welded sculpture or a functional design piece. Past projects have included fountains, tables, lights and 3 dimensional sculptures.

About Clark's Welding/Fabrication Technology Program

Welding is the common way of permanently joining metal parts. Clark College trains its students to skillfully weld with many different processes so that they are fully prepared for a career in welding and fabrication industries.

Welding continues to be an important skill. GMAW, FCAW, SMAW, GTAW and SAW techniques are taught in Clark's Welding program. Students handle a variety of materials: including steel, stainless steel, aluminum, titanium, copper and bronze either in pipe and/or plate. Instruction includes welding safety, principles of metallurgy, shielded metal arc welding, plasma and flame cutting, gas metal arc welding, oxy/fuel welding and cutting, gas tungsten arc welding and submerged arc welding.

Clark students spend up to two hours each day in lab, practicing welds and making repairs to manufactured metal items. Related instruction includes codes and standards, weld inspection and the certification process. Before completion of Clark's Welding coursework, students are required to become certified in FCAW and one process of their choice in either GTAW or SMAW processes.