Bakersfield College


Certificate of Achievement

Gainful Employment Information

Students must comply with the requirements as shown in the catalog under certificate requirements. Students should seek the advice of a welding instructor, counselor or advisor for assistance in planning for a welding Certificate of Achievement. Career opportunities include jobs requiring the ability to weld in multiple processes, to interpret and create blueprints, to perform layout operations, and to perform basic machining tasks.

  • To Achieve the Certificate of Achievement
    Upon completion of the following courses with at least a ‘C’ grade in each course, the student will be awarded a Welding Certificate of Achievement.
  • To Transfer Coursework
    A minimum of 32 semester units in the fmajor with a grade of 'C' or better while maintaining a minimum grade point average of at least 2.0 in all California State University transferable coursework. 
  • Program Learning Outcomes
    Upon successful completion, the student will
    • demonstrate proficiency in technical skills and safety principles required for industrial employment.
    • demonstrate problem solving skills used in industrial design and product development.
    • demonstrate a deep understanding of the core material required for transfer to a four year university degree program or for certification in the department programs.

Total Units: 32

Required Courses

Course Number Course Title Units
WELD B1A Introduction to Oxygen Acetylene Welding and Cutting 2.0
WELD B1B Introduction to the Welding Processes 2.0
WELD B53AB Shielded Metal Arc Welding 4.0
WELD B55AB Structural Plate Certification I, II 4.0
WELD B55CD ASME Pipe Certification 4.0
WELD B65AB Welded Steel Structures 3.0
WELD B74A Introduction to GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding) and FCAW (Flux Core Arc Welding) 2.0
WELD B74B Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 2.0
MFGT B1AB Machine Tool Processes 3.0
WELD B54A Blueprint Reading for Welders & Machinists 3.0
INDT B10 Occupational Readiness 3.0
  -or equivalent- 3.0

**The courses and unit values on this page are representative of the typical values and courses required by this program. They are taken from the most current catalog, and therefore may not be accurate for the degree or certificate requirements for some students, depending on your year of catalog rights. Please refer to your appropriate catalog or see a counselor for accurate degree requirements.

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