The welding program prepares students for employment in the field and provides opportunities for currently employed personnel to upgrade their skills. By completing the degree requirements, students gain proficiency in oxy-acetylene cutting, plasma arc cutting, shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, and flux cored welding. Students develop skills in welding ferrous and non-ferrous alloys in flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions and gain skills in layout, fabrication, reading engineering drawings and pipe welding. The program also provides training for students to prepare for AWS D1.1 certification. Competencies will be assessed regularly in accordance with criteria established by the American Welding Society (AWS), the American Petroleum Institute, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American National Standards Institute. At least 50% of the major requirements for the Associate in Science degree must be completed at Compton College.
Program Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of the degree or certificate program, students will be able to:
- Success in the Welding Industry: Demonstrate knowledge of the skills needed for success in the welding industry.
- Acquire and use specific safety knowledge and skills relating to welding discipline and will be able to apply those skills to specific job requirements.
- Successfully earn a certificate/graduate/transfer to four-year universities and will successfully compete for jobs in which they can apply their knowledge and communicative skills acquired in welding program.
Major Preparation Worksheets (webpage)