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Welding and Machine Tool Technology Degree - Program Details

In the welding and machine tool technology degree program, you’ll learn all about modern metalwork. First, you'll learn how to work safely and understand why it's so important to do so. You'll learn to read blueprints and use different specialized machines, from regular drills to computer-controlled ones. Then, you'll dive into welding. This means joining metals together using heat. We'll show you how to work with different types of metals and make sure your work is top-notch. By the end, you'll have the skills to succeed in the metalwork world.

The Start of a Promising Career

Embarking on this program is your first step into the exciting world of metalwork, or improving your current career. If you are interested in transferring to Oregon Institute of Technology, you should consult with program advisors early in the first quarter.

Program Outcomes

After completing this program you'll be able to:

  • Learn safe work habits and understand environmental care in factories.
  • Read and use blueprints to create and inspect items.
  • Accurately measure with factory tools.
  • Craft items with hand drills, lathes, and milling machines using blueprints.
  • Use computer numerical control (CNC) machines and their software to shape items.
  • Understand welding tools and how they get power.
  • Safely set up and operate welding and cutting tools.
  • Weld different metals, both common and rare types.
  • Learn about different welding materials like electrodes and gasses.
  • Weld steel and aluminum in specific ways, following guidelines.

Courses and Curriculum

In this program, you’ll learn everything you need to know to be a competent welder. This degree can be completed in 92-94 credit hours and includes classwork and practical experience.

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Your Future in Welding and Machine Tool Technology

This program will equip you with the skills for a thriving career in modern manufacturing. Soldering, welding, sheet metal work—whatever you want to pursue. 

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