Program: Welding

Overview

Welding

The Welding Technology program provides the necessary technical skills, knowledge, and attitude to prepare students for their desired career and to provide advanced training in a variety of occupations in the welding and metal fabrication industry.

Welding

Career opportunities

Welders work in a variety of jobs in wide-ranging industries including (but not limiting to): Aerospace, Agriculture, Automotive, Chemical processing, Construction, Manufacturing, Oil and gas extraction, Plumbing and pipe welding, Robotics, and Welding Technician.

  • Assembler
  • Brazer/Welder
  • Machinist/Operator
  • Production Manager/Foreman
  • Quality Control Inspector
     

Degrees & Certificates

Welding Technology (AS + Cert.) Curriculum Guide

Explore the degrees and certificates offered by Welding Program.

associate in science degree (as), welding

Plan Code: 2988 – The Associate in Science degree in Welding Technology is designed to prepare students for a variety of entry-level positions in today’s construction and fabrication industries. Upon completion students will have a thorough knowledge of welding safety, theory and procedures, in accordance with the American Welding Society SENSE Entry Welder program, as well as the skill to perform a variety of welding processes. Successful completion of this degree will prepare students for the following career opportunities: welder, welding inspector, welding technician/fitter, pipe fitter/welder, and metal fabricator. There are eight courses in both the AS Welding degree.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Demonstrate advanced level skills to produce quality welds in the flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions using the SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding) process.
  • Demonstrate advanced level skills to produce quality welds in the flat, horizontal, and vertical positions using the GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding) process.

certificate of achievement, welding

Plan Code: 3988 - The Certificate of Achievement in Welding Technology is designed to prepare students for a variety of entry- level positions in today’s construction and fabrication industries. Upon completion students will have a thorough knowledge of welding safety, theory and procedures, in accordance with the American Welding Society SENSE (Schools Excelling through National Skills Education) Entry Welder program, as well as the skill to perform a variety of welding processes. Successful completion of this degree will prepare students for the following career opportunities: welder, welding inspector, welding technician/ fitter, pipe fitter/welder, and metal fabricator. There are eight courses in both the Welding Certificate of Achievement.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Demonstrate advanced level skills to produce quality welds in the flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions using the SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding) process.
  • Demonstrate advanced level skills to produce quality welds in the flat, horizontal, and vertical positions using the GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding) process.

certificate of accomplishment, advanced arc welding (smaw and fcaw)

Plan Code: 4986 – The Welding Technology Certificate of Accomplishment in Advanced Arc Welding will emphasize advance welding skills in the SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding) and FCAW (Flux Core Arc Welding) processes. Course work includes a comprehensive study with an emphasis on application of fundamental welding techniques and safe industry practices.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Demonstrate advanced level skills to produce quality welds in the flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions using various arc welding processes.

certificate of accomplishment, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)

Plan Code: 4989 – The Welding Technology Certificate of Accomplishment in Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) is designed for those interested in entry level welding skills to required GTAW Aluminum, low carbon, and stainless steels. Course work includes a comprehensive study with an emphasis on application of fundamental welding techniques and safe industry practices.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Demonstrate advanced level skills to produce quality welds in the flat, horizontal, and vertical positions using the GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding) process.

certificate of accomplishment, Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)

Plan Code: 4991 – The Welding Technology Certificate of Accomplishment 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 safe industry practices.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Demonstrate advanced level skills to produce quality welds in the flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions using the SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding) process

Course offerings

View courses offered in different semesters to assist in academic planning.

Course Name Fall Winter Spring Summer
WELD 50
Introduction to Welding
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WELD 212
ARC Welding
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WELD 213
Introduction to SMAW
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WELD 214
Introduction to GTAW
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WELD 221
Arc Welding Structural Certification
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WELD 410
Welding (ARC)
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WELD 411
Welding (ARC)
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WELD 413
SMAW Flat/Horiz Groove Welds w/ Backing
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WELD 414
SMAW Vert & O/H Groove Welds w/ Backing
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WELD 415
SMAW Flat/Horiz Open Root Groove Welds
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WELD 416
SMAW Vert & O/H Open Root Groove Welds  
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WELD 460
Welding (Acetylene Gas)
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WELD 480
Welding (Inert Gas)
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WELD 482
Gas Tungsten ARC Welding Basic Joints
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WELD 483
SMAW Vert & O/H Open Root Groove Welds
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Course descriptions

FAQ

What attire should I wear to class?

  • Proper shoes
  • Clothing that may get dirty

Any materials or equipment a Student should buy (or not provided from the class)?

  • PPE
  • Welding Sleeves
  • Mask and Gloves
Class syllabus will provide further information

How long does it take to complete the program?

Depending on the number of units you take and whether you are a full-time or part-time student, completing a certificate program can take as little as one semester and completing an associate degree program can take about two years.

Make a 30-minute appointment with an academic counselor to receive services in educational plans, transcript evaluation, and career planning.

How much does the program cost?

Please visit Financial Aid for tuition cost and Federal Work Study information.

Who are the Career & Technical Education (CTE) counselors?

Schools/Program Counselor Location
Career & Technical Education Alicia Andujo LAC
Career & Technical Education Lorraine Blouin LAC
Career & Technical Education Laura Garcia LAC
Career & Technical Education Diana Ogimachi LAC
Career & Technical Education Robert Olmos PCC
Career & Technical Education Tom To PCC

Please visit the Counseling Office for Academic Counseling, Career Exploration, Educational Planning, College Transfer, Student Resources, and many others to help you achieve your educational goals.

HOW TO Transfer & LOOK UP COMPARABLE COURSE LISTINGS

To help determine if courses taken at other schools are comparable to Long Beach City College courses, please visit LBCC Transfer Evaluation System (TES).

For more information, please visit LBCC Transfer Center.

How do I receive my degree or certificate after I finish the coursework?

You will need to complete an application for your degree or certificate and submit that application to the LBCC Admissions & Records office. Visit Admissions & Records for more details.