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Welding

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Welding Occupations & Certifications

This course involves welding tasks using arc, metal inert gas (M.I.G.), tungsten inert gas (T.I.G.), and gas welding equipment, leading to entry-level positions in the welding industry.  Students will learn how to use various tools and measuring devices pertaining to welding.  Students are prepared to take up to four American Welding Society certification exams.

Pdf-30Download a Welding Occupations and Certifications 2016 program information flyer.

Career Pathway

Students may need to take the course up to six times depending upon prior knowledge and skill performance.  Students have the opportunity to earn as many as four industry Certifications from the American Welding Society.  These courses are not sequenced; students may participate in any course regardless of prior knowledge and skill level.

Additional Information/Certification Fees
Professional certification opportunities available at additional expense.
MIG Panel #1    $125.00          TIG Panel #1    $125.00
MIG Panel #2     $125.00        TIG Panel #2    $125.00

Note: Costs listed for required materials and licensing are based on average costs and are subject to change.

General Program Requirements

  • Must perform the physical and sensory demands of welding
  • Notebook, pens (red and black), pencils, binder, USB flash drive, etc.
  • Great Winning Attitude!
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Fall 2016 Course Schedule

Welding Occupations & Certification - $685

This course runs over a 9 week period (54 clock hours).

Classes offered at the following location:

Moreno Valley – Start date: August 10, 2016 – October 12, 2016

  • Moreno Valley High School
  • 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Monday & Wednesday

Moreno Valley – Start date: August 11, 2016 – October 11, 2016

  • Moreno Valley High School
  • 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Tuesday & Thursday

Moreno Valley – Start date: October 13, 2016 – January 10, 2017

  • Moreno Valley High School
  • 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Tuesday & Thursday

Moreno Valley – Start date: October 17, 2016 – January 11, 2017

  • Moreno Valley High School
  • 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Monday & Wednesday

Moreno Valley – Start date: January 12, 2017 – March 14, 2017

  • Moreno Valley High School
  • 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Tuesday & Thursday

Moreno Valley – Start date: January 18, 2017 – April 5, 2017

  • Moreno Valley High School
  • 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Monday & Wednesday

Moreno Valley – Start date: April 4, 2017 – June 1, 2017

  • Moreno Valley High School
  • 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Tuesday & Thursday

Moreno Valley – Start date: April 10, 2017 – June 7, 2017

  • Moreno Valley High School
  • 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., Monday & Wednesday

The Welding Occupations class is committed to preparing men and women for employment in welding occupations and occupations where welding is required. The program’s instructor are certified by the American Welding Society (AWS) and our state-of-the-art laboratory is registered to conduct testing for Professional Welding Certifications. Our program provides students with an understanding of the welding industry’s requirements for employment, and helps them to acquire entry-level job skills. In addition to a strong background in theory, hands-on experience is emphasized.

Program Requirements

  • Maintain a minimum 70% grade average.
  • Maintain a 93% attendance rate.

Certification Requirements

  • Complete specified performance indicators.
  • Practical certification panel.
  • Written exam (entry-level welding exam).

Required Materials

  • Notebook, pens (red and black), pencils, binder, etc.

Recommended Supplemental Materials Cost

  • Welding Helmet $35.00 – $200.00
  • Welding Cape/Sleeves $15.00 – $75.00
  • Steel toed shoes $35.00 – $75.00

*Schedules and fees are subject to change without notice.

Additional Information/Certification Fees

Professional certification opportunities available upon successful completion at additional expense.

  • MIG Panel #1 – $125.00
  • MIG Panel #2 – $125.00
  • TIG Panel #1 – $125.00
  • TIG Panel #2 – $125.00

Where would I work?

  • Welding shops.
  • Structural and ornamental fabrication companies.
  • Specialty fabrication companies.
  • Manufacturing companies.
  • Specialty welding/custom products companies.

2014-2015 CPL Data – Welding Occupations & Certification

  • Completion Rate – 83%
  • Placement Rate – 93%

What wages can I expect?

MEDIAN 2015 WAGES*
California Hourly – $16.66   Annually – $34,657
Inland Empire Hourly – $14.72   Annually – $30,616
*Data based upon Occupation Employment Statistics (OES) Survey Results for Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Blazers in California: www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov