Welding Technology Associate in Science Degree and Certificate of Achievement

Welding Technology is a career technical education program designed to prepare students for a variety of entry-level positions in today’s welding and fabrication related industries. Course offerings range from very basic welding fundamentals to the most technically advanced. Students gain skillfulness in safety procedures, applied theory, metal fabrication, and related welding processes. Emphasis is placed on individual instruction. Instructors are AWS Certified Welding Inspectors/Educators. Welding curriculum is aligned with the American Welding Society SENSE Entry Welder Program. Students can earn welder certifications in accordance with the American Welding Society (AWS), The Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS), and The American Society of Mechanical of Engineers (ASME). Upon successful completion of the program, students are prepared to enter into the following career opportunities: welder, welding inspector, welding technician/fitter, pipe fitter/welder, and metal fabricator.

Student Learning Outcome
Demonstrate proficiency in industry recognized principles and practices as they apply to today's welding and metal fabrication industries.

Welding Technology - Shielded Metal Arc Welding Certificate of Specialization

The Welding Technology Certificate of Specialization in Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) is designed for those interested in welding structural steel. Course work includes a comprehensive study with an emphasis on application of fundamental welding techniques and industry practices. Program completers are prepared for entry level employment into industries such as steel construction and maintenance & repair, and general fabrication.

Student Learning Outcome
Demonstrate advanced level skills to produce quality welds in the flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions using the shielded metal arc welding process.

Robotic Welding Automation Certificate of Specialization

The Welding Technology Certificate of Specialization in Robotic Welding Automation provides training to gain the technical and applied skills required to perform advanced programming and operational tasks as per the American Welding Society standards and specifications for robotic welding.

Student Learning Outcome
-Safely operate common robotic welding automation systems while performing advanced programming and welding functions.
-Analyze the theory and skills necessary for performing advanced programming and operational tasks as per AWS Robotic Arc Welding standards.