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Welding - Combination

What will I learn in this program?

This noncredit Certificate Program prepares students for welding plate, pipe, and sheet metal.  Students will study electric arc, metal inert gas, tungsten inert gas, innershield and oxyacetylene welding techniques.

What kind of jobs can I get once I complete the program? How much will they pay?  What “demand” is expected for these jobs?


Average Annual Salary

Expected Regional Demand

Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders




Average Growth



Average Growth

Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters




Average Growth


Does this program have any special enrollment requirements?

A high school diploma, GED, or high school proficiency certificate is required for entrance into the Program.  Demonstration by exam of an 8th grade reading, math, and language level is required; remedial courses may be taken concurrently as needed.

Does this program have any special costs?


How long will it take to complete this program?


Time to Complete*

Certificate of Completion in Combination Welding

1-4 Semesters

*Based on full-time attendance or 12 units per semester

How do I get more information on this program?

Department website:

Department contact information:
Engineering Department, Science Building, Room 148
(415) 239-3505