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Welding Technology

Welder PIpe Welding

What are your goals?

The Welding Technology program at COC offers courses that range from introductory to the most technologically advanced in many of today's current welding processes. Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Flux Cored Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc...

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How long does it take to get certified
as a welder at COC?
This really depends on the individual and the coursework completed in the program. The average time to gain the skill necessary to achieve certification ranges from six months to one year for common plate tests and even longer for other...

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Career Tree

Welding Career Tree

  • Develop the confidence, work ethic, team cooperation, and stamina necessary for a career in welding and/or metal fabrication. 
  • Robotics
  • Interpret blueprints and specifications using... 

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Will I be able to get a job? Does the program provide job placement services?

The program does not provide formal job placement services however the Career Services office on campus can assist students (free of charge) with finding employment including resume writing/review, job searches, workshops, interview practice, etc.

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Robotic Welding
Class participants perform programming tasks during a basic robotic welding class.

Welding Journal | College of the Canyons Implements Robotics into Welding Technology Program

The institution takes on robotic programming training to meet industry demands and open the job market for welding students.  - by Roline Pascal

Introducing Robotic Welding

In the last ten years, the robotics industry hasgrown faster than expected. Driven by industry demands, welding robots have been the subject of a lot of attention. With the current welder shortage issues in the United States, manufacturers are looking at implementing robotic welding to combat the job shortages within the industry while creating new jobs centered around programming and robot maintenence. This has led to the necessity of robot programming training, and COC’s welding program is one of the few programs that has taken on the responsibility. 

Read the full article in the Welding Journal.

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Not sure if the Welding Technology program is right for you,
or are you interested in finding out more about other careers?
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