Welding Fabrication program hero

Fabrication and Welding Technology

PROGRAM

Watch the sparks fly while working with metal starting your career in Fabrication and Welding Technology.

What you’ll earn

In this program, you can pursue a degree or build your own path with certificates. Our program gives you a variety of options for success. The associates degree ensures you’re highly skilled and ready for a variety of fields within fabrication and welding. If you don’t have two years to complete the full program, then the one-year Fabrication and Welding Certificate is a great place for you to learn the immediate skills you need to start your career. The Welding Processes Certificate and our Career Pathways program prepare you for specific aspects of welding and fabrication, but don’t provide the comprehensive knowledge you learn in our other programs.

Associate Degree

Lane’s Welding and Fabrication program is designed to create a foundation of skills and knowledge leading to a career in welding and fabrication. You’ll be prepared with techniques that elevate your skill set above the competition. Our students develop skills in welding processes, cutting processes, metallurgy, fabrication, blueprint reading, and layout.

You’ll take a mix of hands-on labs with classroom theory to ensure the lessons you’re learning make practical sense. You’ll be learning from instructors with a wealth of industry experience and professionalism, who teach you the skills you need to start a successful career right after your program.

2 years full-time
$19,596 Full program

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

  • Shielded Metal arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, and many Wire drive processes
  • Semi and fully automatic Oxy Acetylene and Plasma arc thermal cutting
  • Metal saws, press brakes, punches, iron workers, plater rollers, tube and pipe bending
  • Comprehensive understanding of welding blueprints, Forklift and overhead crane
  • Fabrication, lay out, metallurgy and AWS Certification
  • Pipe fitting and welding, and much more

AFTER LANE

Once you’ve completed your program, you’ll have a wide variety of career options open to you as welding and fabrication are always in high demand! Employment prospects include the manufacture of equipment utilized in many fields such as aerospace and transportation, medical, recreation, recycling, energy processing, delivery, road construction, shipping and management. Welder/fabricators build bridges, buildings, bicycles, machine tools and more.

Stackable Certificates:

One Year Fabrication & Welding Certificate

1-yr Certificate

Learn the basics of fabrication and welding. Blueprint reading, layout and many welding processes.

Welding Process Certificate

1-yr Certificate

Learn and practice with multiple welding processes.

Career Pathways Certificate: Wire Drive Welding

Career Pathways Certificate

An opportunity to become an AWS certified welder with Dual Shield wire welding.

Career Pathway Certificate: Shielded Metal Arc Welding

Career Pathways Certificate

An opportunity to become an AWS certified welder with E7018 SMAW welding.

Not sure which is for you? Learn more about the types of degrees & certificates Lane has to offer

Do you like working with your hands? Want to learn in-demand career skills? 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.

Our program features 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.

welding student

See a 360 View of Our Welding Facility:

Faculty Spotlights

Douglas Ford

Faculty Member

Greg Wilton

Faculty Member

Justin Hoffman

Faculty Member

Ready to learn more?

Admissions staff - Susie, Nikki, and Rosa Maria

Talk one-on-one with a recruiter to learn more about what Lane has to offer you.

Building 1, Room 102
Lane Community College
4000 E. 30th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97405
M-Th , 8:30 am-5 pm
F, 8:30 am-2 pm
LCC is closed on Fridays during summer term