Tips for a career in Welding

It is National Welding Month! Hear great tips and advice from our welding instructors on skills every welder should have! Interested in a career in welding? Learn more about our…

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Essential Welding Tips and Tricks for Professionals of All Ages

Welding tips and tricksWhether you’re a seasoned professional, just getting into the welding profession or a passionate welding DIYer and hobbyist, it can’t hurt to brush up on some tips. Detailed below are tips for a couple of different welding methods, in addition to some general safety tips and reminders to ensure that your welding minimizes harm to yourself, others around you and your work setting. (more…)

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5 Surprising Facts You Didn’t Know About Welding

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of welding? It’s most likely a person with a torch and a mask fusing two pieces of metal together with extreme heat. That’s not an inaccurate depiction of the trade; however, it doesn’t paint a complete picture because welding is so much more diverse than that.

Take into account that more than 50 percent of products in the United States require welding at some point in manufacturing, including computers, cell phones, oil rigs, and bridges. With this in mind, the necessity for welders is quite prevalent. (more…)

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How to get started in an electrifying career!

So you have decided to pursue a career as an electrician by enrolling in Summit College’s Electrician Program. Congratulations! You have made a great choice.

Summit College’s Electrician Program will provide you with a quality education that prepare you for work in the field. Summit College is accredited by the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR). Our instructors have valuable knowledge of the trade, attained through many years of real-world work experience.

After completing our program, you will be one step closer to joining the ranks of more than 628,000 professional electricians. You will join an industry that is thriving like never before as more and more people need electricity. The Edison Electric Institute refers to electricity as the “lifeblood” of the United States because so much of our commerce depends on it. (more…)

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Spark an interest in the electrician field at Summit College!

Electricity. It powers many things we use in our daily lives. Televisions, refrigerators, single-serve coffeemakers and air conditioners all require electricity. We rely so heavily on machines that require electricity that many of us have difficulties when we are without it, such as in a power outage caused by weather.

According to the Edison Electric Institute, the electric power industry is a nearly $300 million industry and the “lifeblood” of the United States economy. Almost all businesses depend on electricity in one way or another, just as we do in our personal lives.

So how is it that we are able to access electricity as easily as plugging a cord into the wall? Contrary to what some might think, buildings are not magically equipped with power outlets. The electrical workings of homes, offices and other structures are manually installed by people. Those people are electricians. (more…)

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