Courses range from basic to advanced welding of ferrous and non-ferrous metals on sheetmetal, plate and pipe in all positions using the oxyacetylene, shielded-metal arc, gas-tungsten arc, gas-metal arc, and flux-cored arc welding processes. Proper metal preparation and weld quality assurance are demanded during the operation of the various welding processes. Cutting processes covered include oxyacetylene torch cutting, air-carbon arc, and plasma arc cutting. Emphasis is placed on safety practices, proper set-ups, utilizing the correct procedures and techniques in order to develop the critical manipulative skills so essential to meet the Welding Codes and Certification standards of industry and the technical knowledge required to meet the present and future demands of the welding industry.
About Los Medanos College
Los Medanos College is a public community college that provides quality educational opportunities for those within the changing and diverse communities it serves. By focusing on student learning and success as our first priorities, we aim to help students build their abilities and competencies as lifelong learners. We create educational excellence through continually assessing our students’ learning and our performance as an institution. To that end, we commit our resources and design our policies and procedures to support this mission.