Update COVID 19: There are no Face to Face Welding classes during Fall 2020 - WLD-99 online only. We encourage new and returning welding students to study independently about Welding, for example, instructional videos on YouTube. We encourage you to meet with your counselor to look at your Educational Plan and take classes toward your degree or certificate such as General Ed while Welding is not being offered. Thank you and stay safe.

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.

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

Welding Technology 

Ag Ambassadors Scholarship
Ag Institute Scholarship
Hartnell College Scholarship 

Welding Technology - Associate of Science Degree
Welding Technology - Certificate of Achievement 

Who To Contact

  • Clint Cowden
    Dean of Career Technical Education & Workforce Development 
    Phone: 831-755-6965
    Building: Hartnell College Alisal Campus
    Office: AC-A106
    1752 E. Alisal Street, Salinas, CA 93905
  • Michael Davis
    Welding Instructor / Department Head
    Phone: 831-755-6964
    Building: Alisal Campus - Building B
    1752 E. Alisal Street, Salinas, CA 93905
  • Marek Lipowski
    Instructional Associate
    Phone: 831-755-6959
    Building: Hartnell College Alisal Campus
    Office: AC-B118
    1752 E. Alisal Street, Salinas, CA 93905