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Welding Technology

Why Choose the Welding Technology Program?

Welding opens up a world of creativity, giving someone the power to lay out, fit up and fabricate just about anything they can imagine out of metal. There is an instant gratification that comes from building useful objects out of metal, and that's something welders get to experience every day. Our Welding Technology program provides students with technical skills and knowledge that put them ahead of others in the industry of welding, metal fabrication, and related occupations. Employers look for capable certified welders ready and eager to go to work, people who are reliable and can learn and be trained and are excited about the product they make. If you have a creative streak and enjoy fabricating new things, a career in welding might be the perfect fit for you.


Students in our Welding Technology program learn a variety of skills required for employment in manufacturing, industrial maintenance and construction.
How Long It Takes:

Welding Technology Degree (AAT or AAS-T): 5 Quarters

Basic Welding Skills Certificate: 1 Quarter

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Certificate

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) Pipe Certificate

Shielded Metal Arc Welding Certificate

Shielded Metal Arc Welding Pipe Certificate

Wire Feed Welding Certificate

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees.

Potential Careers

Median annual pay in Washington:

$49,770 per year

Full Career Details

Career Pathway


This is not a guarantee of employment or a certain wage. Full career data available at

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Meet Your Instructors

Justin Agostino

Bldg 25, Rm 403

David Meyers

Bldg 25, Rm 403

Amelia Riojas

Bldg 25, Rm 403

Welding Technology Program Information Sessions occur at 3 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. For more information and a complete schedule of session dates, view our Program Info Session Schedule.




Welding work shop


Welding Students Create Fantasy Lights Display

One of the giant turtles created by the CPTC Welding program on display at the 2018 Fantasy Lights at Spanaway Park.

Holiday lights rank among the most visible traditions on display at this time of year, and Clover Park Technical College’s Welding program joined the festivities by contributing their skills to this year’s Fantasy Lights at Spanaway Park.

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