Bakersfield College


Welding Certification Job Skills Certificate

This certificate emphasizes welding processes of SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, Oxy/Acetylene cutting, and Blueprint Reading. Theory and application as well as safety of these processes while welding on mild steel are emphasized. This program prepares students for careers in Welding Entry Level Welding Job.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will:

  • demonstrate proficiency in technical skills and safety principles required for employment in the welding industry.
  • Students will demonstrate problem solving skills used in product design and development in the welding industry.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the core material required for A.W.S. certification in the welding program.

To Achieve the Job Skills Certificate

Upon completion of the following courses with at least a ‘B’ grade in each course, the students will be awarded a Welding Certification Job Skills Certificate.

Total Units: 13

Required Courses

Course # Name Units
WELD B81 Introduction to Welding and Cutting 2.0
WELD B54A Blueprint Reading for Welders and Machinists 3.0
WELD B53A Shielded Metal Arc Welding 2.0
WELD B74A Introduction to GMAW & FCAW 2.0
WELD B55A Structural Plate Certification I 2.0
WELD B55B Structural Plate Certification II 2.0