Welding Technology: Wire Welding (FCAW, GMAW)

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
American Welding Society/Los Angeles City Welding I 

American Welding Society/Los Angeles City Welding II

This Program Pathway will allow a full-time student to complete this program in 8-12 months. For students who require a part time pathway, please see a counselor for more information.