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Contact: Dan GarciaTitle: Department Co-ChairContact: djgarcia@mtsac.edu
Career Outlook Welder: Automotive, Welding, Cutting & Modification

Technology and Health Division
Certificate N0648

Prepares students for entry-level employment as a licensed welder with additional skills development and theory in automotive welding, cutting and modification. Coursework prepares students for industry licensing with emphasis on competencies required for certification in structural steel welding and specialty skills in automotive welding.

Required Courses

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    • Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers

      Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers

      SOC Career Code: 47-1011.00

      Directly supervise and coordinate activities of construction or extraction workers.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $63.83

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $76,413.38
      Annual Job Openings
      7,085

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Pipe Fitters and Steamfitters

      Pipe Fitters and Steamfitters

      SOC Career Code: 47-2152.01

      Lay out, assemble, install, or maintain pipe systems, pipe supports, or related hydraulic or pneumatic equipment for steam, hot water, heating, cooling, lubricating, sprinkling, or industrial production or processing systems.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $57.33

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $58,585.05
      Annual Job Openings
      5,900

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers

      Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers

      SOC Career Code: 47-2171.00

      Position and secure steel bars or mesh in concrete forms in order to reinforce concrete. Use a variety of fasteners, rod-bending machines, blowtorches, and hand tools. Includes rod busters.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $37.74

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $41,734.19
      Annual Job Openings
      475

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Sheet Metal Workers

      Sheet Metal Workers

      SOC Career Code: 47-2211.00

      Fabricate, assemble, install, and repair sheet metal products and equipment, such as ducts, control boxes, drainpipes, and furnace casings. Work may involve any of the following: setting up and operating fabricating machines to cut, bend, and straighten sheet metal; shaping metal over anvils, blocks, or forms using hammer; operating soldering and welding equipment to join sheet metal parts; or inspecting, assembling, and smoothing seams and joints of burred surfaces. Includes sheet metal duct installers who install prefabricated sheet metal ducts used for heating, air conditioning, or other purposes.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $49.60

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $59,336.58
      Annual Job Openings
      1,446

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Structural Iron and Steel Workers

      Structural Iron and Steel Workers

      SOC Career Code: 47-2221.00

      Raise, place, and unite iron or steel girders, columns, and other structural members to form completed structures or structural frameworks. May erect metal storage tanks and assemble prefabricated metal buildings.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $49.18

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $68,522.30
      Annual Job Openings
      986

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Maintenance and Repair Workers

      Maintenance and Repair Workers

      SOC Career Code: 49-9071.00

      Perform work involving the skills of two or more maintenance or craft occupations to keep machines, mechanical equipment, or the structure of an establishment in repair. Duties may involve pipe fitting; boiler making; insulating; welding; machining; carpentry; repairing electrical or mechanical equipment; installing, aligning, and balancing new equipment; and repairing buildings, floors, or stairs.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $36.57

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $45,622.24
      Annual Job Openings
      14,042

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters

      Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters

      SOC Career Code: 51-4121.06

      Use hand-welding or flame-cutting equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $37.18

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $45,167.44
      Annual Job Openings
      3,532

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Solderers and Brazers

      Solderers and Brazers

      SOC Career Code: 51-4121.07

      Braze or solder together components to assemble fabricated metal parts, using soldering iron, torch, or welding machine and flux.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $37.18

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $45,167.44
      Annual Job Openings
      3,532

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Operators

      Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Operators

      SOC Career Code: 51-4122.00

      Set up, operate, or tend welding, soldering, or brazing machines or robots that weld, braze, solder, or heat treat metal products, components, or assemblies. Includes workers who operate laser cutters or laser-beam machines.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $30.98

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $40,400.35
      Annual Job Openings
      268

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages

Certificate & Degree Details

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  • Welder: Automotive, Welding, Cutting & Modification

    Technology and Health Division
    Certificate N0648

    Prepares students for entry-level employment as a licensed welder with additional skills development and theory in automotive welding, cutting and modification. Coursework prepares students for industry licensing with emphasis on competencies required for certification in structural steel welding and specialty skills in automotive welding.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    WELD 40Introduction to Welding 12
    WELD 50Oxyacetylene Welding2
    WELD 51Basic Electric Arc Welding2
    WELD 53AWelding Metallurgy3
    WELD 60Print Reading and Computations for Welders3
    WELD 70ABeginning Arc Welding3
    WELD 70BIntermediate Arc Welding3
    WELD 70CCertification for Welders3
    WELD 80Construction Fabrication and Welding3
    WELD 81Pipe and Tube Welding3
    WELD 91Automotive Welding, Cutting and Modification1
    Total Units28

    Air Conditioning & Welding Website 

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence 

  • Welder: Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

    Technology and Health Division
    Certificate T0932

    Prepares students for entry-level employment as a licensed welder with additional skills development and theory in gas tungsten ARC welding. Coursework prepares students for industry licensing with emphasis on competencies required for certification in aluminum, CRES, mild steel and selected exotic metals with specialty skills in gas tungsten ARC welding.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    WELD 40Introduction to Welding 12
    WELD 50Oxyacetylene Welding2
    WELD 51Basic Electric Arc Welding2
    WELD 53AWelding Metallurgy3
    WELD 60Print Reading and Computations for Welders3
    WELD 70ABeginning Arc Welding3
    WELD 70BIntermediate Arc Welding3
    WELD 70CCertification for Welders3
    WELD 80Construction Fabrication and Welding3
    WELD 81Pipe and Tube Welding3
    WELD 90AGas Tungsten Arc Welding3
    Total Units30

    Air Conditioning & Welding Website 

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence 

  • Welding

    Technology and Health Division
    Certificate E0919

    This program is designed to prepare the student for employment in the broad field of welding and

    1. leads to occupations in manufacturing and repair; and
    2. helps prepare the student for positions in supervision.

    Courses in the welding curriculum prepare students for welding certificates. The College is a testing agency for the City of Los Angeles, and is authorized to administer the performance test for the Structural Welding certificate. There is a $50 charge for students and $60 for nonstudents to take this test. Topics of the written portion of the test which is administered by the City are reviewed in various welding courses offered by the College.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    WELD 40Introduction to Welding2
    WELD 70ABeginning Arc Welding 13
    WELD 70BIntermediate Arc Welding3
    Total Units8

    Recommended Electives

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    WELD 60Print Reading and Computations for Welders3
    WELD 70CCertification for Welders3

    Air Conditioning & Welding Website 

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence 

  • Welding: Semiautomatic Arc Welding

    Technology and Health Division
    Certificate T0933

    Prepares students for entry-level employment as a licensed welder with additional skills development and theory in semiautomatic ARC welding. Coursework prepares students for industry licensing with emphasis on competencies required for certification in structural steel welding and specialty skills in semiautomatic ARC welding.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    WELD 40Introduction to Welding 12
    WELD 50Oxyacetylene Welding2
    WELD 51Basic Electric Arc Welding2
    WELD 53AWelding Metallurgy3
    WELD 60Print Reading and Computations for Welders3
    WELD 70ABeginning Arc Welding3
    WELD 70BIntermediate Arc Welding3
    WELD 70CCertification for Welders3
    WELD 80Construction Fabrication and Welding3
    WELD 81Pipe and Tube Welding3
    WELD 90BSemiautomatic Arc Welding Process3
    Total Units30

    Air Conditioning & Welding Website 

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence 

  • Welding, AS

    Technology and Health Division
    Degree S0919

    This program is designed to prepare the student for employment in the broad field of welding. It leads to occupations in manufacturing and repair and helps prepare the student for positions in supervision.

    Courses in the welding curriculum prepare students for welding certification. The college is a testing agency for the City of Los Angeles and is authorized to administer the performance test for the Structural Welding Certificate. There is a $50 charge for students and $60 for non-students to take this test. Topics of the written portion of the test which is administered by the city are reviewed in various welding courses offered by the college. This program is intended to prepare students for employment following graduation. Students desiring a bachelor’s degree (transfer program) should consult with a counselor or advisor to discuss transferability of courses.

    This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    WELD 40Introduction to Welding2
    WELD 50Oxyacetylene Welding2
    WELD 51Basic Electric Arc Welding2
    WELD 53AWelding Metallurgy3
    WELD 70ABeginning Arc Welding3
    WELD 70BIntermediate Arc Welding3
    WELD 70CCertification for Welders3
    WELD 80Construction Fabrication and Welding3
    Total Units21

    Recommended Electives

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    BUSM 61Business Organization and Management3
    WELD 30Metal Sculpture2
    WELD 60Print Reading and Computations for Welders3
    WELD 81Pipe and Tube Welding3
     

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Contact: Dan GarciaTitle: Department Co-ChairContact: djgarcia@mtsac.edu

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