Welding

Welding Photo

GHC’s welding technology program provides foundational skills in welding, cutting, gouging, blueprint reading, layout, measuring, fabrication, and math.  Appropriate work habits and work ethic are highly emphasized.

We offer three associate degree options:  structural welding, construction welding, and pipe welding.  With 118 welding course credits in the first option, 134 in the second option, and 150 in the third option, GHC offers one of the most thorough associate degree programs in welding available.

Training is geared to provide the skill base, knowledge, and professional attitude required to eventually become a journey-level combination welder.  The GHC welding program offers an associate’s degree in welding, several different certificates, and is a Washington Association of Building Officials welder certification test site.  The degree and certificate programs are offered on days.  Night courses are also offered.   Training is available for beginners, journeyman upgrades, and certification test preparation. 

Additional Funding Available

GHC Welding Shop Walkthrough

Employment Resources

Career Examples 

  • Journeyman Welder
  • Pipefitter
  • Boilermaker
  • Ironworker
  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Fabricator

Adam Hoxit - GHC Welding Program Graduate"I highly recommend Grays Harbor College.  When I attended I was highly impressed with how involved the instructors were and the degree and skills I acquired greatly helped me to get ahead of the rest in the field that I am in.  Grays Harbor College is definitely the right place to get started with your career."

Adam Hoxit
Montesano High School Class of 2002
Grays Harbor College Class of 2004
Employer: Willis Enterprises
Occupation: Millwright