This certificate may lead to employment competency but does not lead to an Associate degree.

This certificate provides students with the technical knowledge and skill in oxyacetylene cutting, and SMAW welding to be able to enter into the welding career of either a structured steel field or shop environment. With these new skills, students will be able to obtain entry level employment as a welder’s helper in the field or in welding shops welding structural steel. 

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and ability of SMAW process,safety, and oxyacetylene cutting.
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge and ability of SMAW, welding symbols, and safety.
  • Differentiate between each of the welding process used in the welding industry.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of AWS welding codes
Required Courses (9 units) Units
WEL-65A Beginning Shielded Metal Arc Welding  3
WEL-65B Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding 3
WEL-85A  American Welding Society/Los Angeles City Welding I 3
OR    
WEL-85B American Welding Society/Los Angeles City Welding II 3