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 the oxyacetylene cutting and FCAW/GMAW welding, to be able to enter into a welding career either in the field or shop environment. With these new skills, students will be able to obtain entry level employment as a welder’s helper or in a shop production welding setting welding structural steel, parts of medium thickness, or sheet steel. 

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

  • Demonstrate knowledge and ability of beginning level of SMAW welding process, safety, and oxyacetylene cutting.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and ability of the FCAW and GMAW welding processes, welding symbols, and safety.
  • Differentiate between each of the welding processes used in the welding industry.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of AWS welding codes. 
Required Courses (9 units)  Units
WEL-75A Gas Metal Arc Welding  3
WEL-75B Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) 3
WEL-85A  American Welding Society/Los Angeles City Welding I  3
OR    
WEL-85B American Welding Society/Los Angeles City Welding II 3