Welding Technology

Welding Technology offers a certified, state-of-the-art welding facility complemented by certified welding instructors. Students train and learn to meet the current certification requirements of manufacturing and construction industries and exploring many career alternatives related to the welding industry. The program's technical training complies with American Welding Society (AWS) S.E.N.S.E. standards, increases the students' understanding of welding and the related science, meets employers' expectations, and increases the students' ability to compete in the employment marketplace. Training includes oxyacetylene cutting and welding, brazing, soldering, SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, GTAW, blueprint/layout standards and methods, welding procedure specifications, testing methods, quality control, metallurgy, and safe work practices. Welder certifications are conducted according to AWS/ASME and WABO (Washington Association of Building Officials) standards. Process certifications are available and include plate and pipe welding using shielded metal arc, gas metal arc, flux cored, and gas tungsten arc welding. The Welding Technology curriculum is reviewed by an advisory board composed of local and regional industry members.

Career Opportunities

    • Trade Unions
    • Gas Companies
    • Fabrication Companies
    • Manufacturing Companies
    • Facility or Equipment Maintenance


Howard Holland

Phone: (509) 751-4066

Clarkston Campus 1470 Bridge Street Clarkston, WA 99403

Kris Margart

Phone: (509) 527-4219

Walla Walla Campus 500 Tausick Way Walla Walla, WA 99362

Emma Carpenter

Phone: (509) 758-1713

Clarkston Campus 1470 Bridge Street Clarkston, WA 99403


The mission of the Welding program is to provide quality training for entry-level skills and the related technical knowledge necessary for entry and advancement in the metals welding industry.

Program Outcomes

  • Assure the Welding program is in full compliance with AWS/WABO standards and the needs of the metals welding industry.
  • Upgrade welding curriculum relevance to employer technical needs in the region with assistance from the advisory committee.
  • Enhance student enrollment, retention, and completion rates.
  • Train students to be employed at an entry level by possessing knowledge, attitudes, skills, and habits required to perform welding operations.