Discover the valuable and interesting skill of welding and then apply it to a variety of personal interests or job opportunities.

Oxy-fuel Welding and Cutting

Shielded Metal Arc Welding

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

Gas Metal Arc Welding

Flux Core Arc Welding


Former students are now using their welding skills in the following applications:

Structural Welder

Metal Fabricator

Auto Mechanics

Technical Sales



Pipe Welder

Auto Body Repair

Trailer Fabrication

Underwater Welder

Manufacturing Welder

Custom Bicycle Building

Marine Building & Repair

Ag Welding & Repair

Metal Art Sculpture



Welders are employed in practically every industry. Skilled welders often work independently and can utilize their skills anywhere in the world. Persons with welding training have a wide variety of job options in production, structural, pipe, or maintenance applications. Starting salaries for welders are around $8.00-$12.00 per hour. Many experienced welders earn $16.00-$25.00 per hour.



*Or satisfactory completion of math proficiency for graduation.



Metals Tech 270A Basic Welding

Beginning to intermediate welding skills with related information on electrodes, brazing, basic metallurgy and more.

Metals Tech 270B Advanced Welding

Includes journeyman skills with shielded metal arc and flux core arc welding processes.

Metals Tech 270C GTAW & GMAW

Includes advanced welding techniques with Heliarc and Wire Feed welding processes. Click here for syllabus

 Metals Tech 73 Metallurgy

A practical hands on technical metallurgy course.

Metals Tech 77 Metal Fabrication

Student built projects.

Metals Tech 80 Welding Certification

Certification to AWS D 1.1 Structural Code.


 All instructors have industry experience.


For more information call:

Rob Thoresen 805/546-3100 x2737




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