The Welding Technology program provides the necessary technical skills, knowledge, and attitude to prepare students for their desired career and to provide advanced training in a variety of occupations in the welding and metal fabrication industry.
(Program Video: LBCC Career Technical Education, Welding)
DEGREES & CERTIFICATES
Welding Technology, Associate in Science (AS)
Welding Technology, Certificate of Achievement (ACH)
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Certificate of Achievement (ACH)
Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Certificate of Achievement (ACH)
Basic Arc Welding, Certificate of Completion (C-COMPL)
Basic Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, Certificate of Completion (C-COMPL)
Basic Oxy-Acetylene Welding, Certificate of Completion (C-COMPL)
Basic Semi-Automatic Welding, Certificate of Completion (C-COMPL)
Exploring Welding and Metal Fabrication, Certificate of Completion (C-COMPL)
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Introduction to Welding
Introduction to SMAW
Introduction to GTAW
Arc Welding Structural Certification
SMAW Flat/Horiz Groove Welds w/ Backing
SMAW Vert & O/H Groove Welds w/ Backing
SMAW Flat/Horiz Open Root Groove Welds
SMAW Vert & O/H Open Root Groove Welds
Welding (Acetylene Gas)
Welding (Inert Gas)
Gas Tungsten ARC Welding Basic Joints
SMAW Vert & O/H Open Root Groove Welds
View Course Descriptions on LBCC College Catalog.
Welders work in a variety of jobs in wide-ranging industries including (but not limiting to): Aerospace, Agriculture, Automotive, Chemical processing, Construction, Manufacturing, Oil and gas extraction, Plumbing and pipe welding, Robotics, and Welding Technician.
- Production Manager/Foreman
- Quality Control Inspector
To explore potential jobs in this field of study, we strongly urge you to visit LBCC Career Center. Working with a career counselor, we will assess your strengths, skills, interests, and accomplishments to help you identify internship opportunities and career goals that match your educational and professional needs.
What attire should I wear to class?
- Proper shoes
- Clothing that may get dirty
Any materials or equipment a Student should buy (or not provided from the class)?
- Welding Sleeves
- Mask and Gloves
Class syllabus will provide further information
How long does it take to complete the program?
Depending on the number of units you take and whether you are a full-time or part-time student, completing a certificate program can take as little as one semester and completing an associate degree program can take about two years.
Make a 30-minute appointment with an academic counselor to receive services in educational plans, transcript evaluation, and career planning.
How much does the program cost?
Please visit Financial Aid for tuition cost and Federal Work Study information.
Who are the Career & Technical Education (CTE) counselors?
Please visit the Counseling Office for Academic Counseling, Career Exploration, Educational Planning, College Transfer, Student Resources, and many others to help you achieve your educational goals.
HOW TO Transfer & LOOK UP COMPARABLE COURSE LISTINGS?
To help determine if courses taken at other schools are comparable to Long Beach City College courses, please visit LBCC Transfer Evaluation System (TES).
For more information, please visit LBCC Transfer Center.
How do I receive my degree or certificate after I finish the coursework?
You will need to complete an application for your degree or certificate and submit that application to the LBCC Admissions & Records office. Read how to apply for graduation and receive your degree or certificate for more details.