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:

Covers theory and practice in oxy-acetylene processes with emphasis toward AWS welder qualification with mild steel electrode E-7018 welding in the horizontal and vertical position.
Covers welding in all positions on carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminum plate and carbon steel pipe with the GTAW process. Student should be familiar with basic metallurgy pertaining to the weldability of metals, structural joints, and safety in the welding industry.
Covers welding in all positions on carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminum plate and carbon steel pipe with the GTAW process. Student should be familiar with basic metallurgy pertaining to the weldability of metals, structural joints, and safety in the welding industry.
Introduces design and construction of welded sculptures with the use of different fabrication techniques. This course includes uses of different metalworking machines, hot and cold working practices, and demonstration of coloring and texturing metal.

What are graduates doing now?

Pikes Peak Community College alumni have found work in areas such as:

  • Motor Sports
  • Automobile Mechanics
  • Fabrication
  • 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:

  • UCCS
  • CSU-Pueblo
  • CSU-Fort Collins
  • Colorado College
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Career Options

Welding 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
  • Artist
  • Pipe welder
  • Fabricator

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