Why choose Welding at PPCC?
The welding instructors at PPCC are experts in their field, offering students real work scenarios and hands-on learning. The program prepares students to enter the workforce with marketable skills, or advance in their current position. PPCC offers either a certificate or an associate degree, so you can choose what is best for your career.
What will I study?
As a welding student at PPCC you will learn about the science of welding and explore a variety of welding techniques. Coursework and training will include:
- Provide an understanding of the various types of welding
- Expose students to the industrial and creative sides of welding
- Internships that provide hands-on experience with local companies
Expert faculty provide in-depth instruction in the field of welding and help prepare students to enter the workforce quickly.
Example classes I might take:
What are graduates doing now?
Pikes Peak Community College alumni have found work in areas such as:
- Motor Sports
- Automobile Mechanics
- Art & Design
- Peripheral areas like ranching and farming
Graduates from PPCC's welding programs have also gone on to study at these schools and others:
- CSU-Fort Collins
- Colorado College
Career OptionsWelding is a challenging, yet rewarding occupation that provides opportunities in a wide variety of industries. With your degree, you can expect to work in areas such as:
- Motor sports
- Metal fabrication
- Pipe welder
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Welding program, students should be able to:
- Maintain a safe work environment by understanding and following welding shop safety requirements
- Read and interpret an industry standard blueprint by generating a part
- Produce a multiple pass t-joint weldment in the 2F position utilizing the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) process
- Produce a stainless steel t-joint weldment in the 2F position utilizing the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) process