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2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Welding Technology, Certificate (317.3)

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This certificate program provides students with the entry-level skills to work as welders in small and large companies. Students in this certificate program are eligible to take the American Welding Society (AWS) D1.1 and D1.5 Certification Test. This program also offers students the skills that are necessary to read blueprints in the technical work area. Full-time students in this certificate program are prepared to sit for the AWS certification in four months. Students may find employment as welders, fabricators or grinders.

Upon successful completion of the program, the student will:

  1. Utilize safety procedures and theory of the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) processes.
  2. Utilize multi-layered welds in different weld joints and weld positions.
  3. Operate oxy-fuel cutting and brazing equipment safely.
  4. Identify and interpret blueprints and the basic (ASW) weld symbols.
  5. Demonstrate gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, flux core arc welding processes and the safety and setup procedures for metals, i.e., aluminum, stainless steel and carbon steel.

The CCAC–North Campus Welding Technology certificate is available at the CCAC–West Hills Center. Credit for some courses may be awarded for work completed at an area vocational/technical school, trade school or in the military. Students should be advised at the CCAC–West Hills Center.

Certificate Requirements

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