Bakersfield College


Welding Certificate of Achievement

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.

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 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.

Total Units: 32

Required Courses

Course # Name Units
WELD B1A Introduction to Oxygen Acetylene Welding and Cutting 2.0
WELD B1B Introduction to the Welding Processes 2.0
WELD B53A Shielded Metal Arc Welding 2.0
WELD B53B Shielded Metal Arc Welding 2.0
WELD B55A Structural Plate Certification I 2.0
WELD B55B Structural Plate Certification II 2.0
WELD B55C ASME Pipe Certification 2.0
WELD B55D ASME Pipe Certification 2.0
WELD B65AB Welded Steel Structures 3.0
WELD B74A Introduction to GMAW & FCAW 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 or equivalent 3.0