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 - Program Brochure

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


Associate in Science (AS), Welding Technology

Certificate of Achievement (ACH), Welding Technology

Certificate of Achievement (ACH), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)

Certificate of Achievement (ACH), Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)

Certificate of Completion, Basic Arc Welding

Certificate of Completion, Basic Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

Certificate of Completion, Basic Oxy-Acetylene Welding

Certificate of Completion, Basic Semi-Automatic Welding

Certificate of Completion, Exploring Welding and Metal Fabrication
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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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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.