The Welding Technology Certificate is designed to prepare students to apply a variety of welding processes in the workplace. Welders are in demand across a wide spectrum of skilled trades and professions. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the following trades are expected to have "faster than average" (greater than 6%) growth from 2014 through 2024. Boilermakers (9%), Pipefitters (12%), Ironworkers (9%), Millwrights/Industrial Machinery Mechanics (16%), Heavy Equipment Operators/Repair (10%), and Machinists (10%). These trades each rely heavily on welders as a subset of the trade as a whole. Additionally the inspection and engineering fields related to welding have projected growth that is faster than average. The welding program here at Fullerton College feeds into each of these high demand labor markets. All full-time faculty are American Welding Society Certified Welding Inspectors. Lab is registered as a Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety Approved Testing Agency (#TA10036). Upon completion of the program students will be able to: Demonstrate one or more of the five core welding processes and applied relevant safety practices. Demonstrate code compliant requirements for Welding.""
About Fullerton College
Fullerton College is the oldest community college in continuous operation in California. Since its first class of 26 students in 1913, we have grown to become one of the most successful community colleges in the nation. Our high transfer and graduation rates, rich academic programs and radically student-centered approach equip students with the skills and resources they need to succeed.