Becoming a welder is a worthy goal, and Summit will support each step you take toward that goal. At Summit, our dedicated instructors will encourage and challenge you. Our coursework will help you pursue the proficiency that can elevate your career. We know there are no shortcuts to a fulfilling welding career, but we believe your career climb begins here.

Summit’s Welding program will train you in the latest technologies and equipment to help prepare you for entry-level opportunities in welding. As a welding technician, you will perform tasks such as: blueprint reading, flux cored arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding for pipe and tubing, and operating hand and power tools common to the trade, including shielded metal arc and gas metal arc equipment.


Our professional and committed faculty, small classes and modern facilities create an environment where your hard work can succeed. Your personal journey will be supported by our flexible scheduling options, free tutoring, and career services. While enrolled in Summit‘s Welding program, your studies will include, but are not limited to:

  • Gas Metal Art Welding
  • Fabrication and Repair
  • Oxyacetylene, Plasma, Cutting and Carbon Arc
  • SMAW Uphill Pipe
  • SMAW Advanced Structural/Pre-pipe
  • SMAW Pipe Fitting and Layout
  • Symbols for Welding

*Courses are currently offered in a format combining Online distance learning and On-campus classes.

No High School diploma? No problem. Learn about our high school completion program.


Welding technicians are always needed. According to O*NET online, job openings for welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers in the United States are projected to total 45,800 between 2016 and 2026. Welding technicians work in settings such as: construction companies, automotive industries, ironwork applications, factory production, and facility maintenance and repair. No matter how your career journey unfolds, Summit wants to be by your side. Every student’s climb is different, but at Summit you’ll find the support you need to elevate your career.

San Bernardino/Colton

Aug 31Medical Assisting Start
Sep 8Welding Start
Sep 11Nursing - Day Start
Sep 14Electrical Start
Sep 21HVAC Start
Sep 21Accounting Start
Nov 16Nursing - Evening Start

El Cajon

Aug 31Electrical Start
Aug 31Medical Assisting Start
Sep 8HVAC Start
Sep 21Welding Start

Santa Ana

Sep 9HVAC Start
Sep 14Electrical Start
Sep 21Welding Start