Are you interested in an in-demand, high wage career in the trades, or just looking for a fun class to explore metal trades?

Industrial Trades Technology

  • Grades: 11-12
  • Length: Full Year Class
  • Class Time: Monday-Friday, 7:15 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.
  • Credits: 3.0 (1.0 per Trimester completed with a grade of B or higher)
  • Graduation Requirement: CTE, Elective
  • Prerequisite: Previous welding experience preferred but not required
  • Location: Lower Columbia College campus 

Metalwork project
Students using lathes in the classroom
Students using lathes in class

Students in this class will develop knowledge and skill sets related to the industrial trades. This course offers training in machining, manufacturing and welding, including safe operation of milling machines. Students will have the opportunity to explore topics like the manufacturing processes, such as heat treating and finish coating, and expand their knowledge of welding and cutting processes. Instruction is delivered through project-based exercises that include blueprint reading and completing projects based on technical diagrams. To receive Dual Credit, students must successfully complete all 3 Trimesters with a “B” or better. Students are eligible to earn up to eight college credits that may directly apply to an Advanced Manufacturing, Machine Trades, or Welding Certificate or Associate degree through Lower Columbia College.

For more information, please contact: 
Denise Prescott (360) 501-1838 or Melissa Boudreau (360) 501-1839


Welding student in protective gear


Welding student in protective gear

   (360) 442-2958

Contact Welding Program

   (360) 442-2958

Contact Machining Program

 Nathan Shepherd

   (360) 442-2746