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.
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 Student Learning Outcomes
Upon program completion, students will be able to:
- Interpret blue prints and identify welding symbols;
- utilize the mathematic skills, as needed, in the fabricating industry;
- demonstrate the knowledge and skills to safely use tools and equipment in a fabricating/welding shop;
- identify the difference between ferrous and non-ferrous metals;and
- demonstrate the ability to pass the American Welding Society Unlimited Structural Certification Test.
Recommended Sequence of Courses
Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, please view the recommended course sequence.