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Porterville College


Welding Technology (JSC)

Upon successful completion of the Welding Certificate, the student will be able to demonstrate skills in SMAW (shielded metal arc welding), OFW and OFC (oxy fuel welding and cutting), Plasma cutting, GMAW (gas metal arc welding), and GTAW (gas tungsten arc welding) on mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum in all positions and all joint configurations. Students will receive training for entry-level job employment in welding shops, sheet metal shops, metal fabrication, and maintenance.

Program Learning Outcomes: Demonstrate proficiency in oxyacetylene welding and cutting (OFW and OFC), Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) process; demonstrate safety practices and knowledge in industrial welding technology. Complete 6 units within 3 years of the first enrollment.

Core Courses

WELD P116 - Arc and Gas Welding 3 units

WELD P118 - Inert Gas Arc Welding 3 units

Cost of Program