Welding

A trained welder with sharp skills will be valuable to employers who need these skills in industry. Obtain the skills needed in this trade, and position yourself for a lifetime career.

Examples of jobs you may be qualified for after completion of a program:

  • Structural Welder $19/hr.
  • Pipe Welder $19/hr.

Salary information is based on hourly, monthly, or annual estimates from the State of California Employment Development Department.

Shielded Metal Arc Welding

600 hours. Attend 25 hours per week for 24 weeks.
Provides basic instruction in the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) process on steel plates and shapes. Topics include orientation, safety, measuring tools, material types, metal cutting and preparation, and SMAW procedures and practices. Workplace skills including math, communications, and business ethics are integrated into the curriculum. Students successfully completing this course will be prepare for entry-level positions.

Gas Metal and Flux Cored Arc Welding

600 hours. Attend 25 hours per week for 24 weeks.
An introduction to GMAW and FCAW-G and FCAW-S processes used in the welding industry today. Gain practical experience necessary to safely perform GMAW and FCAW on projects using ferrous materials. Students also gain workplace skills such as math, communications, and business ethics.

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

600 hours. Attend 25 hours per week for 24 weeks.
Techniques and practices are introduced to assist students in welding a variety of materials (ferrous and non-ferrous) including sheet, shapes, and tube stock projects and repairs. Students also gain workplace skills such as math, communications, and business ethics.

Pipe Welding

600 hours. Attend 25 hours per week for 24 weeks.
Introduces the principles and practices of the shielded metal arc welding process used in the pipe welding industry today. Learn practical experience welding steel pipes and steel plates to American Welding Society acceptable standards. Students also gain workplace skills such as math, communications, and business ethics.