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Welding Technology/Welder at Portland Community College

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Welding Technology/Welder at Portland Community College

If you are interested in studying welding technology/welder, you may want to check out the program at Portland Community College. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

Portland Community College is located in Portland, Oregon and approximately 22,904 students attend the school each year. During the the most recent year for which data is available, 20 students received their associate's degree in wielding.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Welding Technology/Welder section at the bottom of this page.

Portland Community College Welding Technology/Welder Degrees Available

  • Basic Certificate in Wielding (Less Than 1 Year)
  • Associate’s Degree in Wielding

Portland Community College Welding Technology/Welder Rankings

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Wielding Student Demographics at Portland Community College

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the wielding majors at Portland Community College.

Portland Community College Welding Technology/Welder Associate’s Program

10% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 90% of wielding associate's degrees went to men and 10% went to women. The typical associate's degree program in wielding only graduates about 8% women each year. The program at Portland Community College may seem more female-friendly since it graduates 2% more women than average.


The majority of those who receive an associate's degree in wielding at Portland Community College are white. Around 70% fell into this category, which is below average for this degree.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Portland Community College with a associate's in wielding.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 14
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 4

Careers That Wielding Grads May Go Into

A degree in wielding can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for OR, the home state for Portland Community College.

Occupation Jobs in OR Average Salary in OR
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 4,670 $45,470
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 230 $42,250


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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