Fabrication and Welding Technology

Fabrication and Welding Technology

Fabrication welding tech
People who like working with metal should consider a career in Fabrication and Welding Technology. Welders work with their hands to make or repair a variety of products used in industry as well as everyday life. If it is made of metal, in most instances, it was built by a welder/fabricator!

Employment prospects include the manufacture of equipment utilized in many fields including: aerospace and transportation, medical, recreation, recycling, energy processing, delivery, road construction, shipping and management. Welder/fabricators build bridges, buildings, bicycles, machine tools and more. Fabricating/Welding is a great career choice for entrepreneurs.

Instruction is both classroom theory and hands-on laboratory based. Lane's 15,000 square foot welding facility is equipped to teach a broad spectrum of welding, fabrication and metallurgical skills and knowledge used in the industry. In addition to classrooms, shops and metallurgy labs, the program provides an instructional computer lab.

What's the Fabrication and Welding Technology program at Lane like?
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One-Year Certificate of Completion

Fabrication Welding

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Standard Occupational Classification: 51-4121.06

For a profile of this occupation go to the U.S. Department of Labor's O*Net website: Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters

Or check on these O*Net Related Occupations: Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters

How many students completed the Fabrication/Welding Technology 1-year Certificate in 2013-14?

In academic year 2013-14, 29 students completed this certificate.

What was the on-time graduation rate for these students?

Of students who completed this certificate in the 2012-13 academic year, 48.3% completed on time.

NOTE: The federally required method for calculating this rate assumes students will enroll full-time, declare a major immediately, and enroll in it continuously until certificate completion. In reality, many community college students attend part-time, explore several majors, stop out for a term or more, change majors, or brush-up academic skills to be better prepared for college level courses, affecting this narrowly defined on-time graduation rate.

How many jobs are forecast in this occupation between 2010-20?

Lane County: 6;  Statewide: 64

What wages are forecast for this occupation?

Lane County hourly average - $20.52; annual average - $42,683
Oregon hourly average - $19.21; annual average - $39,953

How much will the program cost?

(Estimates based on 2013-14 data for full-time students. Students attending part-time will incur additional term fees. Consult Lane's website for updated tuition and fees.)

  • Resident tuition and student fees - $4,895
  • Differential fees - $0
  • Books, supplies, other program costs - $2,235
  • On-campus room and board - Not offered
  • Total estimate - $7,130

What's included?

Explanation of costs: www.lanecc.edu/esfs/credit-fees-and-expenses

What is the median loan debt incurred by students who completed the program in 2012?

Federal loans - 5,476
Private loans - Not available
Institutional financing - $20


One-Year Certificate of Completion

Welding Processes Gainful

Employment Disclosure

Standard Occupational Classification: 51-4121.06

For a profile of this occupation go to the U.S. Department of Labor's O*Net website: Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters

Or check on these O*Net Related Occupations: Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters

How many students completed the Welding Processes 1-year Certificate in 2013-14?

In academic year 2013-14, 64 students completed this certificate.

What was the on-time graduation rate for these students?

Of students who completed this certificate in the 2012-13 academic year, 62.5% completed on time.

NOTE: The federally required method for calculating this rate assumes students will enroll full-time, declare a major immediately, and enroll in it continuously until certificate completion. In reality, many community college students attend part-time, explore several majors, stop out for a term or more, change majors, or brush-up academic skills to be better prepared for college level courses, affecting this narrowly defined on-time graduation rate.

How many jobs are forecast in this occupation between 2010-20?

Lane County: 20;  Statewide: 220

What wages are forecast for this occupation?

Lane County hourly average - $17.43; annual average - $36,244
Oregon hourly average - $18.24; annual average - $37,952

How much will the program cost?

(Estimates based on 2013-14 data for full-time students. Students attending part-time will incur additional term fees. Consult Lane's website for updated tuition and fees.)

  • Resident tuition and student fees - $5,279
  • Differential fees - $0
  • Books, supplies, other program costs - $2,715
  • On-campus room and board - Not offered
  • Total estimate - $7,994

What's included?

Explanation of costs: www.lanecc.edu/esfs/credit-fees-and-expenses

What is the median loan debt incurred by students who completed the program in 2012?

Federal loans - 3,419
Private loans - Not available
Institutional financing - $87