The Welding Technology program provides students with entry- and advanced-level employment skills in welding and metalworking techniques that are relevant to the needs of local employers and industries.
The program provides training in a variety of welding methods including SMAW, GTAW, GMAW and FCAW. Advanced level courses in plate and pipe welding prepare students for AWS welding certification testing. The program offers courses in Sheet Metal Fabrication and Welding Fabrication that focus on print reading and metalworking skills. In addition courses are offered in Architectural/Ornamental Ironwork fabrication and Toolmaking and Hardfacing techniques that are used in the construction and agriculture industries.
PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
Upon successful completion of the Welding Technology Program, a student should be able to:
• demonstrate the use of welding and metal cutting processes safely and correctly.
• perform welding procedures in two or more methods on steel test plates in two or more welding positions.
• interpret and analyze fabrication prints, develop parts and cutting lists, and select and calibrate welding and cutting methods to fabricate assigned projects.
Associate of Science Degree
Ag Ambassadors Scholarship
Ag Institute Scholarship
Hartnell College Scholarship
Who To Contact
Welding Instructor / Department Head
Building: Alisal Campus - Building B
1752 E. Alisal Street, Salinas, CA 93905