Flux Cored Arc Welding (Certificate of Proficiency)

(43 credits)

Program Description

Start a career in a growing industry that employs nearly 10,000 people in Washington State alone. Our Welding Technology program pairs you with some of the best training equipment on the market used by the best fabrication shops in the industry. You’ll earn real, hands-on experience when it comes to using high-tech equipment to solve problems in a dynamic industrial environment.

The Welding Technology Program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in welding and related occupations. The competency-based curriculum combines classroom instruction with extensive hands-on training and practical exercises to develop knowledge and skill in the most common welding and metal cutting processes used in industry.

This certificate prepares students for employment in positions requiring specialization in Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW). The competency-based curriculum combines classroom instruction with extensive hands-on training to develop the essential knowledge and skills for industry.

Career Opportunities

Graduates may work in manufacturing, the construction trades, or in maintenance and repair positions. Some welders may work as “fitters” or “fabricators” who interpret drawings, plan projects, and use a variety of tools and machines to complete work. With experience and a strong technical background, welders may advance into leadership positions or within quality control.

  • Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setter, Operator, and Tender
  • Plumber, Pipefitter, and Steamfitter
  • Sheet Metal Worker

Length of Program

Full-time students can complete the degree program in seven quarters, if basic skills are complete. The Basic Welding Skills Certificate can be completed in one quarter. The Shielded Metal Arc Welding Certificate can be completed in two quarters. The Gas Metal Arc Welding, Flux Cored Arc Welding, and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Certificates can be completed in three quarters, provided that all program prerequisites are met.

Additional Costs

Include textbooks plus approximately $900.00 upon entry into the program for personal protective equipment, tools, and supplies.