Bakersfield College


Blueprint Reading and Layout for Welders Job Skills Certificate

This certificate covers the principles of blueprint reading as it applies to welders. Emphasis is placed on the ability to visualize and interpret working drawings. Welding symbols and basic shop math are included. Layout techniques including mathematical and pipe fitting technology are covered. Career opportunities include blueprint reading and layout in the welding industry.

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.

Career Opportunities:

Welder, Structural Fabricator

To Achieve the Job Skills Certificate

Upon completion of the following courses with at least a ‘C’ grade in each course, the student will be awarded a Blueprint Reading and Layout for Welders Job Skills Certificate.

Total Units: 6

Required Courses

Course # Name Units
WELD B54A Blueprint Reading for Welders and Machinists 3.0
WELD B54B Template Development and Layout for the Welder 3.0