You can use this to:
I wanted to tell you how much I have appreciated your welding classes. I am a metal fabricator at Searles Valley Minerals and your classes have helped me excel in my trade.
—Anthony Blanco, 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 21 units and will likely take 3 semesters.
x $46 per unit
x ($193 + $14) per unit
= $966 in tuition and fees
= $4347 in tuition and fees
+ ~$1665* for books and supplies
= $2631 across three semesters or $877 per semester
= $6012 across three semesters or $2004 per semester
*This is an estimate. Actual costs will vary.
Welding Technology Certificate of Achievement (21 units): This course of study trains students in multiple welding processes and is designed to prepare them for an entry level welding position in diverse fields. Safe and clean work habits are practiced and personal protective equipment is required. Any student completing the courses required for the Welding Technology major qualifies for a certificate in Welding Technology.
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:
|DRFT C108||Reading Technical Drawings||3 Units|
|MCTL C107||Basic Hand Tools||2|
|MATH C056||Technical Math for Trades||4|
|WELD C101||Oxyacetylene Welding||3|
|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.