Welding Technology

Students in Welding Technology

Course Description

Students in Welding Technology attend half-day 130-minute sessions for 1.5 units of credit. Full-time freshmen attend 65-minute split sessions for 0.75 units of credit. The 4-semester program includes safety, Oxy-fuel Welding, Cutting and Brazing, Arc Welding, Mig Welding, Flame and Plasma Cutting. Punch, Shear, and Break operations, Metallurgy, Work Ethics and practical Math and Science applications through job practice. The beginning semester students will learn safety, Gas Welding & Cutting and tool & equipment use and process.

What does Welding Technology offer?

Students will learn safety, and entry-level welding skills in all processes (Shield Metal Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, Flux Cored Arc Welding, Gas Metal Arc Welding) and in all positions. Students will meet the AWS SENSE national training standards for certification as an AWS Level I Entry Welder. This combination covers all of today’s major welding and cutting processes, and provides a solid foundation in safety, occupational orientation, and fabrication.

Benefits of the Welding Technology class at CEC

  • Among the highest paid construction occupations
  • Choose from a wide variety of careers
  • Learn all processes of welding: FCAW, GMAW, GTAW, and SMAW
  • American Welding Society (AWS) Certified

Possible career choices Welding Technology

  • Aircraft Industry Welder
  • Artist
  • Auto Repair Technician
  • Boilermaker
  • Custom fabricator
  • Iron Worker
  • Machinist
  • Pipe Fitter/Welder
  • Sheet Metal Work
  • Ship Builder
  • Tool and Die Making
  • Welding Inspector

Manufacturing, with Welding being a large component of the Manufacturing and Skilled Trades related industries, is what makes our 21st century way of life possible whether it be necessity or amenity.

Mr. Padilla

Course Credits

Credits Per Semester: 1.5 units

Course Certifications Available

Welding—AWS SENSE Entry Level I – All Process Certification

Concurrent Enrollment

1-3 College Credits/Concurrent enrollment with EGTC

Currently attending a different school?

Talk to your school counselor about attending CEC part-time for career classes.

Welding Technology Faculty
Name Title Department Email
Art Padilla Teacher Welding Technology arthur_padilla@dpsk12.org