Welding Technology Certificate Industrial & Trade Technology Total Units: 24.0

Term Effective: Spring 2008

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Term Inactive: Fall 2010

Previous Versions:

Welding Technology - effective Fall 1981


The Welding Technology Certificate of Achievement prepares students for work in areas of ship building, bridges and building construction, pipeline construction, refrigeration, missile and aircraft construction, automobile and related industries where metal must be joined together. Developments in metallurgy have created many types of metals which require new techniques.

Skilled welders are in demand in Sonoma County. Possible job titles include: Helper or Apprentice, Production Helpers, Welder, Welders and Cutters, Assembler/Production worker.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Welding Technology program are:

  • Complete 24.0 units from
    • Welding Technology Requirements

Welding Technology Requirements - complete 24.00 units
APTECH 55Basic Drafting Skills1.50
IED 90ATechnical Mathematics3.00
MACH 51ABeginning Machine Tool Technology2.00
MACH 61AFerrous Metallurgy3.00
WELD 70Beginning Welding: Fundamentals2.00
WELD 75AWelding Technology 16.00
WELD 75BWelding Technology 26.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 0.50 units from the following:
WELD 120Cutting Ferrous and Non-ferrous Metals0.50
WELD 125Innershield/Flux Core Wire Welding0.50
WELD 130Welding Certification Workshop0.50

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.


It is recommended that students complete WELD 70 or an equivalent welding class, or have some trade experience in gas or arc welding prior to beginning this program.
Students should have the desire and ability to work with their hands and possess a high degree of mechanical aptitude. Completion of high school courses in mechanical drawing, blueprint reading, general metals and technical mathematics is also recommended.

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