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Welding Technology

Welding technology prepares you for employment in welding and metal fabrication occupations. Specific preparation is provided in welding and metal fabrication and/or pipe and structural steel certification procedures including MIG, TIG, stick, and pipe processes.

Metal fabrication option includes instruction in the design and fabrication of metal projects by welding. Skills will be taught in design, manufacturing processes, production techniques, and material cost estimation.

Pipe and structural steel certification option includes pre-employment training for structural steel and pipe welding technicians. An emphasis is placed on developing certification code-level proficiency in the use of shielded metal arc and flux cored arc welding procedures used in the construction of components on bridges, building, and pressure vessel systems.

Throughout the program, you prepare for AWS industry certifications.


  • Welding - Metal Fabrication (F.8371.AS
  • Welding - Pipe and Structural Steel (F.8372.AS)


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To get things started, apply online. Be sure to also complete the online orientation, activate a WebAdvisor account and student email.

Once you have a student ID number, call 559.442.8273 to schedule an appointment with a counselor in the Applied Technology Office. Counselors are available in the Applied Technology Division Office to assist students with creating a Student Education Plan for an CAM Degree or Certificate.

Courses and Information

To see recommended courses, see the Catalog.  To see upcoming scheduled classes, see the Schedule of Classes

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