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​​​​​​​Explore a Career i​n Welding

​Overview​

These courses prepare you to transition to Santa Ana College's Welding Technology Program or obtain entry-level employment in the welding technology field. You will be introduced to shop safety, the proper use of tools and the basic equipment, and basic fundamentals through the introduction of various welding processes currently used in the welding and metal fabrication industry. Processes include Oxy-fuel cutting, Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW).

The High School Math 160 for College and Career Readiness course is designed to help you learn and apply basic math skills in the context of welding technology. In VBUS 243 Introduction to Customer Service Skills, VBUS 400 Employability Skills, or ESL 520 English for Work 2, students learn soft skills that are beneficial in working in any welding technology environment.

Course Requirements​​

Students must pass the following TWO courses:
VCNST 101 - Introduction to Welding
HSMTH 190 - Math for College and Career Readiness
You must first meet with a counselor before enrolling in HSMTH 190.

Students must pass ONE of the following courses:
VBUS 243 - Introduction to Customer Service Skill
VBUS 400 - Employability Skills (VBUS400)
ESL 520 - English for Work 2 
Participation Require​ments
  • Students must meet with the Continuing Education Counseling Department before enrollment in this course.  ​​

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