Spring 2022 Classes will be taught in a HYBRID format

  • Lectures and assignments will be online and recorded to watch at a convenient time for the student
  • Lab practice sessions will be in-person and socially distanced to all CDC, Alameda County and California State standards

Students start by enrolling in a lab session for a specific course on Class-Web, securing a version of the listed textbook, and signing on to the Canvas platform. All communication about each course will be on Canvas. Students can also email the Instructor listed on Class-Web for further details.

Welding is an art, revealed through acquired skills and technical knowledge. The U.S. Department of Labor includes more than 75 occupational titles that include some form of welding or welding-related activity. Basic welding skills are necessary across many industries; this applicability allows the welding workforce to swiftly respond in accommodating new emerging industry needs. It is estimated that 30,000 to 55,000 new welders are needed each year in the United States to meet the rising industrial demands. (This figure does not include jobs lost due to the retiring workforce or career changes).

Overall, the welding profession is less likely to be affected by the volatility of the economic cycle and the possibility of layoffs than other workers. A skilled welder is part electrician, metallurgist, chemist, designer, and mechanical engineer. Welders are respected for what they do and what they know. The first step in that direction is simply to take your first welding course. Seize the opportunity and enjoy the knowledge and training that will enable you to pursue a career as a welder anywhere in the world.


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Career Outlook

Journeyman Welder in Bay Area: $30+ per hour

Employment growth
Job Growth: 10.6%

From California Employment Development Department

Career Opportunities

  • Assemblers and Fabricators

  • Pipeline Welder

  • Structural Welder

  • Pipe fitter Welder

  • Boilermaker Welder

  • Aerospace Welder



For program maps, visit the Learning & Career Pathways website.
Programs Associate
Certificate Noncredit
Inspection and Pipe Welding
Welding Technology