The welding industry needs you. Over the next 10 years, there is a projected shortfall of 300,000 welders to meet the needs of the growing welding industry. Cerro Coso Community College is here to provide quality training and proven techniques in welding.
Welding is one of the few career choices that is in high demand at all times. Since welders are needed in almost every industry, it gives them the flexibility to switch industries without changing careers. A Hobart Institute of Welding survey of more than 200 manufacturers and fabricators revealed that their No. 1 concern is the lack of trained welding operators nationwide.
Real jobs need real skills! The Welding Technology Program at Cerro Coso trains students in multiple welding processes and is designed to prepare them for an entry level position in diverse fields. Safe and clean work habits and practices and personal protective equipment is required. Career areas in which welders work include: mining, manufacturing, marine welding, ship building, metal art sculpting, machine shops, construction, railroads, automotive, as well as the aircraft, aerospace, and renewal energy industries. The possibilities are endless!
WELD C101 – Oxyacetylene Welding will meet with instructor James O’Connor on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 – 8:30pm. O’Connor will instruct another course on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:45 to 9:15pm. Students in this class will gain practical experience in welding, brazing, soldering, and cutting of steel using oxyacetylene.
WELD C102 – Shielded Metal Arc Welding will meet with instructor David Villicana on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:10 p.m. to 7:15pm. Students will gain practical, hands-on experience in Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) as well as learn safety, the different types of SMAW machines, identification of metals, electrode selection and electrical theory.
WELD C200 – Gas Metal Arc Welding with meet with instructor James O’Connor on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:45 to 4:50pm. In this course students gain practical experience in Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), and Metal Inert Gas (MIG).
WELD C203 – Gas Tungsten Arc Welding taught by David Villicana will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:10 to 7:15pm.
WELD C204 – Pipe and Tube Welding meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:25 to 9:55pm. with David Villicana.
WELD C210 – Welding Fabrication will meet with Villicana on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:25 – 9:44pm.
Instructor Mike Dorrell will instruct MCTL C107 – Tool and Equipment Operation on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:10 to 9:15pm. and DRFT C108 – Reading Technical Drawings on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:55pm.
Cerro Coso Community College is now registering for fall 2018 welding classes. Register today or call the Counseling Department at 760-384-6219. On campus classes begin August 20, 2018. What’s stopping you?