Welding Technology


What is Welding?

Welding is described as a localized coalescence of metals or non-metals, produced either by heating the materials to the welding temperature, with or without the application of pressure, or by the application of pressure alone and with or without the use of filler materials.

Welding Holds Our World Together

Welding is the most common method for permanently fusing metal parts. Due to its strength, welding is used to construct and repair cars, bridges, buildings, aircraft, piping, appliances, and other products. Our welding program focuses on the welding of metals and provides tremendous opportunities to learn several welding processes.

Welding Technology Graduation Can Lead to Many Careers

  • Welder
  • Welder-Fitter
  • Welding Engineer
  • Welding Inspector
  • Quality Assurance
  • Robotics
  • Welding Sales, Equipment and Supplies
  • Welding Business Owner

Students Need Many Skills to Succeed in the Job Market

  • Welding Skills
  • Good Work Habits
  • Math, Science, and Electricity
  • Interpersonal-Teamwork Skills
  • Social and Professional Skills
  • Job Acquisition Skills

There is a Great Future in Welding!

A few recommended attributes are:

  • Enjoy hands-on work
  • Have Good Coordination
  • Have Good Eyesight
  • Show Up for Work Daily, On Time
  • Be Able To Work With Others

The Future Looks Good in Welding!

Welders are needed NOW in the Portland area!

Instructor Contact Information

Rick Walters 503-491-7209
Email: Richard.Walters@mhcc.edu
Steve Davis 503-491-7629
Email: Steve.Davis@mhcc.edu

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