Course Description

This program content has been developed to meet the welding standards established by the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER).  The NCCER’s goal is to develop a safe and productive workforce by using standardized training and credentialing program for the industry.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be eligible to take industry certifications to validate their skills as a professional welder (note: The cost for certification is not included in the training.)

NoticePer City guidelines, masking will be strongly recommended but not mandatory. Wearing a high-quality mask such as KN95 or N95 mask, or double masking, is strongly encouraged. It is important to wear a mask that is well-fitted. For information on proper masking, including how to double mask, please read this guidance from the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/effective-masks.html.

Course Outline

  1. Orientation / Safety (10hrs.)
  • Occupational Safety & Health Administration  (OSHA) and its role in the manufacturing industry
  • Procedures for using safety equipment
  • General safety procedures
  • Personal/Lab safety requirements
  • Right to Know Law
  • Potential hazardous trade materials
  1. Principles of Welding
  2. Welding, Drawing, and Weld Interpretation
  3. Visual Examination and Inspection Testing
  4. Shield Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
  5. Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
  6. Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
  7. Manual Oxy-Fuel Cutting (OFC)
  8. Mechanized Oxy-Fuel Cutting
  9. Brazing and Soldering
  10. Workplace Readiness Skills

Learner Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this class, students should be able to:

  • Occupational Orientation and Safety
  • Principles of Welding
  • Welding, Drawing, and Symbol Interpretation
  • Visual Examination, Inspection and Testing 
  • Shielded Metal ARC Welding(SMAW)
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
  • Flux Cored Arc Welding
  • Manual Oxy-fuel Gas Cutting (OFC)
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
  • Mechanized Oxy-fuel Gas Cutting
  • Manual Air Carbon Arc Cutting
  • Brazing and Soldering


Materials Required:

Handouts will be provided by the instructor.



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5:00PM to 9:00PM
May 16, 2023 to Sep 28, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Career & Advanced Technology Center
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $6,000.00
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