Summit College Welding and Certification

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Summit College Welding and Certification

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Summit College Welding and Certification

Summit is a certified testing center for A.W.S and LA Certification

Come take your certification at our Colton location.  Contact us today for the next testing date!

Welding Objectives:

By graduating from the Welding program, you’ll demonstrate to employers your commitment to your career as a welder. The Summit College experience has been designed to deliver an abundance of personalized support from accessible instructors and a caring community. Summit offers:

  • Personal attention from outstanding, accomplished faculty
  • A wealth of academic support, free tutoring services, and a Learning Academy open five days a week
  • Career service support, including resume assistance, mock interviews and workshops
  • Modern facilities and resources
  • Schedule options that include day, evening, and weekend courses

What Will I Learn?

This program begins with the basics, offering students extensive hands-on training designed to introduce them to the fundamental skills welders need to succeed in the field. The advanced portion of the program positions students to build on that foundational knowledge and develop the more intricate skills that employers are looking for. Above all, our program emphasizes safety and competence. Students cover these areas:

  • Welding Protocols
  • Welding Procedures
  • Welding Concepts
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding – Pre-pipe, Structural, and Pipe
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding – Pipe and tubing one and two
  • Blueprint Reading - Basic and Advanced
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding – Basic
  • Oxyacetylene Welding & Cutting
  • Flux Cored Arc Welding / Symbols for Welding
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding Advanced/Pipe

Where Can I Work?

The purpose of Summit’s Welding program is to prepare students for the many opportunities available in the field of welding. Our curriculum and training is modeled after the skill sets that employers want in their new hires. According to O*Net, the employment of welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers in California is projected to grow by 7 percent between 2012 and 2020. And the median annual salary for those positions in California is approximately $1,000 more than the national average. Our program is designed to prepare students for work in:

  • Construction Companies
  • Factory Production
  • Automotive Industries
  • Ironworks Applications
  • Trucking and Railroad Industries
  • Facility Maintenance and Repair

What Will I Do?

Our Welding program is designed for motivated individuals who want to embark on a long-term career in welding. It offers a convenient path—by including both basic and advanced training—with in-depth classroom instruction and an abundance of hands-on training using the same types of equipment used by professionals. Some of the things you’ll do as a welding technician include:

  • Positioning, aligning, fitting and welding units to layout specs
  • Moving parts into position manually or with hoists or cranes
  • Setting up and operating fabricating machines
  • Studying engineering drawings and blue prints to create material requirements and task sequences
  • Smoothing edges and fixing taps, tubes and valves
  • Preheating metal with torches or furnaces to mold


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*Not all programs available at all campuses. Not all programs are offered every term. Check with the campus of interest for current program offerings.