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

Industry StatisticsJob Titles & Salaries
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    • 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
      $36.52

      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
      $43,615.96
      Annual Job Openings
      4,116

      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
      $36.52

      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
      $43,615.96
      Annual Job Openings
      4,116

      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
      $30.22

      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
      $39,087.08
      Annual Job Openings
      370

      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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  • 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 

  • 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, 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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