Welding (AS Degree S0919)

Technology and Health Division
Degree S0919

This program is designed to prepare the student for employment in the broad field of welding. It leads to occupations in manufacturing and repair and helps prepare the student for positions in supervision.

Courses in the welding curriculum prepare students for welding certification. The college is a testing agency for the City of Los Angeles and is authorized to administer the performance test for the Structural Welding Certificate. There is a $50 charge for students and $60 for non-students to take this test. Topics of the written portion of the test which is administered by the city are reviewed in various welding courses offered by the college. This program is intended to prepare students for employment following graduation. Students desiring a bachelor’s degree (transfer program) should consult with a counselor or advisor to discuss transferability of courses.

This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
WELD 40Introduction to Welding2
WELD 50Oxyacetylene Welding2
WELD 51Basic Electric Arc Welding2
WELD 53AWelding Metallurgy3
WELD 70ABeginning Arc Welding3
WELD 70BIntermediate Arc Welding3
WELD 70CCertification for Welders3
WELD 80Construction Fabrication and Welding3
Total Units21

Recommended Electives

Course Prefix Course Name Units
BUSM 61Business Organization and Management3
WELD 30Metal Sculpture2
WELD 60Print Reading and Computations for Welders3
WELD 81Pipe and Tube Welding3
Air Conditioning & Welding Website
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