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Welding Basic Training Program

Welders are Masters of Metal Who Make Long-Lasting Connections

A welding professor at Summit College demonstrating

Overview

One of the things that makes welding such an important trade, is the fact that it is a core part of so many different aspects of our everyday lives. Most of us even take this for granted. Many industries rely on the skills of professional welders to operate; everything from construction to repair and fabrication. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts close to 14,000 jobs added to this profession by 2029, and the national median pay is $42,490 not including benefits or overtime.* So, if you’re looking for a career that is totally hands-on and your skills can be used on many different projects, becoming a professional welder could be a great option for you!

Streamlined Learning for Faster Earning

One of the best things about the Welding Program at Summit College is how fast you can be on the path to your future career as a professional welder. Our curriculum teaches you all the real-world skills you’re going to need in the field as an entry-level welder from professionals with years of experience. You can complete the welding program in as little as 9 months!

A welding student working

Benefits of Welding Training at Summit College

  • Professional faculty focused on your success: Your
    instructors have all done the job you’re training for and use
    their experience to prepare you for real-world situations.
    You’ll develop critical skills through hands-on learning and
    benefit from small class sizes.

  • Comprehensive curriculum: Learn shielded metal arc
    welding, basic gas metal arc welding, flux cored arc welding,
    gas tungsten arc welding, oxyacetylene welding and cutting,
    and how to read blueprints.

  • Flexible schedules: Choose from convenient day or
    evening classes.

Where Summit Welding Grads Can Work

  • Construction companies
  • Automotive industry
  • Ironworks applications
  • Trucking and railroad industries
  • Factory production

Welding Career Outlook

Welding graduates at Summit will have learned the
skill sets employers want in their entry-level workers.
According to O*NETOnLine, the median salary for
welders, cutters, solderers and brazers was $41,380
a year in 2018.¹ In California, the Bureau of Labor
Statistics reports higher earnings: $47,910 as of 2019.²

  1. https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/51-4121.06#WagesEmployment
  2. https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes514121.htm#st

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Is Career Training Right for You?

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The fun, online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete, and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for.

What You’ll Learn

Summit’s team of experienced instructors will help you prepare for working in the real world of welding. Classes are small, so students get valuable one-on-one attention and training in all the basics of welding safety and techniques that include:

Gas Metal
Arc Welding

Flat, Horizontal &
Vertical Welding

Oxyacetylene, Plasma, Cutting
and Carbon Arc

Aluminum Tig
Welding

Structural Welding

Gas Flux Cored Welding

Symbols for Welding

No High School Diploma? You Have Options!

Don’t let the lack of a high school diploma hold you back. Summit College can assist you in obtaining your high school diploma while you train for a career with our high school completion program!

Welding Career Opportunities

Because welding is part of so many different industries, the career opportunities for professional welders are virtually endless! Graduates can look for work as:

  • Welders
  • Fabricators
  • Metal Cutters
  • Fitters
  • Solderers
  • Brazers

As an approved Test Agent site for the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS), students are eligible to participate in the didactic portion of certification testing administered under the guidelines of the American Welding Society (AWS) testing protocol.

A welding professional working on a job

Become a Welder at These Summit College Campuses

San Bernardino

804 East Brier Drive
San Bernardino, CA 92408

El Cajon

411 N Marshall Ave
El Cajon, CA 92020

Santa Ana

1639 E. Edinger Ave
Santa Ana, CA 92705

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