Treasure Valley Community College's Welding program within the Professional Technical Division offers a program designed to prepare students for immediate entry into the job market upon completion of their studies at TVCC. In addition to providing the specific technical skills necessary for employment, the program also includes knowledge necessary to function in today's society.

The college recommends that all students complete a Student Contract with the Vocational Counselor or the Welding Advisor prior to registration. This degree is not intended for transfer; however, some senior institutions will accept part or all of the program transfer credit. For information about which courses will transfer, please contact the Vocational Counselor.


Incoming students with good basic skills can usually complete an Associate of Applied Science degree in 2 years.


Tuition at Treasure Valley Community College is one of the lowest in the state of Oregon. If money is a problem, the Financial Aid Office offers asistance in finding a grant, loan, scholarship, or work study opportunity to help you meet the cost of your education.

The TVCC Welding Department is an Educational Institution Member of the American Welding Society and offers AWS entry level welder certification.

Because the needs of modern business and industry are constantly changing, the Welding department provides training for those already employed in the welding field through existing courses, special workshops and coordination with area businesses.

The Welding Profession plays an important role in the stability and expansion of construction throughout the world. The job market remains strong the job prospects will vary depending on the ability and specialty of the individual.

The TVCC program provides training for AWS entry level welder certification and related technical knowledge necessary for advancement in the metals welding industry. Also, it is designed for those wishing to upgrade their welding skills or to learn a new process. Skilled welders may become inspectors, foremen, or supervisors.

TVCC offers either a one year certificate, or two year Associate of Applied Science in Welding Technology.

For additional information and specifics, please contact:

C.T.E. Front Desk, Rachel Grace-(541) 881-5970 or e-mail at: rgrace@tvcc.cc