Integrated Metals: VESL / Accelerated Welding Technology
Career Pathway Certificate of Completion
(Restricted Entry - by referral)
Catalog Year 2014 - 2015*
*Information regarding the requirements for this Limited Entry program is available by accessing the Admissions to Limited & Restricted Entry Programs page
For information on the Welding Program, contact:
Steve Davis: 503-491-7629 - Room IT 44
Rick Walters: 503-491-7209 - Room IT41
For information on entry into the VESL Welding Certificate Program, contact:
Angelique Kauffman: 503-660-1444
For program costs, completions and job placement information, please click here.
The curriculum described below is designed to serve non-native English speakers and is offered in a restricted-entry, closed cohort format. For additional information, contact program advisers. This group of courses is taught in an accelerated format that will enable students to prepare for AWS certification exams at the end of their six-month (two-term) program. There will be Vocational English as a Second Language (VESL) classes in addition to the courses listed below. Instruction will include theory and/or laboratory exercises in blueprint reading, industrial safety, computational skills related to the metalworking environment, SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding), GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding), GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding) and FCAW (Flux Core Arc Welding).
Students demonstrating sufficient skills will have opportunity to test for AWS certification in their preferred process and position.
Note: Students must have a minimum grade of “C” in all IMTL courses and obtain AWS certification in a minimum of one process and position in order to be eligible for this certificate.
Students are required to take IMTL020 in preparation for this program. However, it may be taken concurrently with the second quarter classes.
|First Quarter (Winter)
||SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding/ Stick) Theory
||SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding/Stick) Lab
||GMAW /FCAW (Gas Metal and Flux Cored Arc Welding/Wire Feed) Theory
||GMAW /FCAW (Gas Metal and Flux Cored Arc Welding/Wire Feed) Lab
|Second Quarter (Spring)
||Blueprint Reading for Welding Applications
||GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding/TIG ) Theory
||GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding/TIG ) Lab
||Welding Certification Preparation Lab
This program is not financial aid eligible. However, the related degree program, Integrated Metals AAS is aid eligible.