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I learned a lot from one of the best instructors and experienced welders I know.
—Ryan Holden, Student
All classes needed for this certificate are available on the ground at the Ridgecrest campus. See Counseling for specific help with enrolling and completing this certificate.
This certificate requires 12 units and will likely take 2 semesters.
x $46 per unit
x ($193 + $14) per unit
= $552 in tuition and fees
= $2484 in tuition and fees
+ ~$660* for books and supplies
= $1212 across three semesters or $606 per semester
= $3144 across three semesters or $1572 per semester
*This is an estimate. Actual costs will vary.
Welding Technology Certificate of Achievement: This certificate provides a focus on the major welding and cutting processes for building or upgrading skills and is also a foundation for the two-year certificate.
Complete each course to be applied toward the certificate with a grade of "C" or better. Complete a minimum of 12 units in residence at Cerro Coso Community College.
Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be able to
Note: Some courses within the major may have a required prerequisite. If you feel you have equivalent knowledge and skills to those included in the prerequisite course through professional experience, licensure, or certification, you have the opportunity to submit a Prerequisite Challenge to be reviewed by the faculty chair. For the Prerequisite Challenge to be considered, you must submit documentation/verification to substantiate the basis for the challenge. Please consult a counselor for more information regarding Prerequisite Challenge.
Complete all of the following courses:
|WELD C101||Oxyacetylene Welding||3 Units|
|WELD C102||Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)||2|
|WELD C200||Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)||2|
|WELD C201||Welding Fabrication||3|
|WELD C203||Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)||2|
For general questions, contact:James O'Connor
Counseling can provide specific help with enrolling and completing this certificate.