WELD Technical Standards

Our program technical standards have been developed to help students understand the minimum essential mental, physical, and behavioral skills necessary for participation in and completion of all core aspects of our curriculum.

  General Specific
Thinking Skills Apply standard welding principles and practices to perform practical work assignments.
  • Read textbooks, handouts, diagrams, charts and tables.
  • Read welding codes and qualifications.
  • Recognize welding terminology and symbols.
  • Interpret blue prints and sketches.
  • Visualize three-dimensional objects.
  • Distinguish shapes, forms, and patterns.
  • Take accurate measurements and do conversions.
  • Calculate slopes, circumferences, and decimal equivalents.
  • Estimate materials and costs.
  • Identify names and uses of tools and machines.
  • Describe operations of various welding machines.
  • Explain characteristics and uses of different types of metals Describe standard welding methods and practices.
  • Follow safety procedures.
  • Explain the proper care of equipment.
  • Formulate fabrication plans.
  • Perform procedures according to proper specifications.
  • Conduct tests of welding work.
  • Distinguish indicators of poor vs. quality construction.
Sensory/Observation Skills Use sensory cues to maintain standards of quality welding.
  • Take precise measurements to 1/16 of an inch.
  • Recognize and compare shapes and forms of objects.
  • Detect fabrication problems.
  • Survey and select appropriate materials, tools and equipment for welding work.
Motor Skills Possess sufficient physical strength, flexibility, and dexterity to safely perform welding techniques.
  • Operate necessary tools, equipment, and machinery.
  • Remove and replace metal pieces.
  • Position and maneuver in confined spaces.
  • Work at varying heights.
  • Lift and transport equipment and materials as necessary.
Communication Skills Communicate effectively to gather and convey information.
  • Obtain necessary information from oral and written sources.
  • Express information coherently.
Behavioral Skills Behave appropriately and safely in a cooperative learning environment.
  • Fulfill personal and shared responsibilities.
  • Work cooperatively with partners and groups.
  • Exercise good judgement.
  • Follow safety procedures.
Environmental Tolerance Function safely in a welding shop environment.
  • Work for prolonged periods exposed to: Extreme noise, Extreme heat, Sharp tools and materials, Electrical equipment, Chemicals and toxins, Dust and fumes, Machinery with moving parts, Slippery or uneven surfaces, Variations in lighting

Disability Accommodations

We have developed our technical standards in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. We will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you are interested in our program, we encourage you to review these technical standards and course information at to decide whether this program is right for you.

If you have questions about this program, please call the Honolulu CC Counseling Office at 845-9129. Individuals with hearing impairments may call 845-9270 (v/t) or use the Telecommunication Relay Service at 1-877-447-5990.

If you have questions about disability access and accommodations, please direct them to Honolulu CC's Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) at 845-9282 (v/t), 845-9272 (v/t), or e-mail accesshcc-l@lists.hawaii.edu