Shipbuilding and Repair Level II Certificate


Note: This certificate is Financial Aid eligible. Students enrolled in this program will also earn the smaller four certificates this larger certificate includes. The smaller certificates are not Financial Aid eligible on their own.

Certificate Overview

Minimum 48 credits. Students must meet all certificate requirements. The Shipbuilding and Repair Level II Certificate is a Certificate of Completion (CC1).

Comprised of four stepped certificates, which then culminate in one 48 credit certificate (Shipbuilding & Repair Level II Certificate):

The Shipbuilding and Repair Level II Certificate of Completion prepares students for careers in welding involving stick, MIG, and Flux Core Arc welding. One place where these skills are in high demand is in the maritime industry.  Shipyards and ship repair facilities are expanding throughout the West Coast and along coastal river systems, and welding skills can be employed at port facilities, on ships at sea, and on oil rigs. Additionally, this Certificate offers a set of highly transferable skills that provides avenues to employment within multiple industries that employ welders (i.e., manufacturing, transportation, construction, energy and government sectors).


1.    At least 12 credits must be earned at OCCC, 9 of which must apply to the certificate requirements.
2.    The final 9 credits that apply to the certificate must be earned at OCCC; the department may waive this requirement if the student can demonstrate currency in the field.


Certificate Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the Shipbuilding and Repair Level II Certificate will be able to:

  • Function safely in a welding environment
  • Apply math and science concepts applicable to the fabrication process
  • Communicate effectively with employers, co-workers and customers
  • Demonstrate professional work ethics
  • Cut, prepare, and assemble projects to specified tolerances
  • Interpret blueprints to accurately fabricate a product
  • Weld common joint assemblies in all positions in accordance with AWS D1.1 Structural Steel Code using SMAW, GMAW, and FCAW, and be prepared to take the applicable welding certification tests evaluated by a third-party agency.