Welding Technology

Welding Technology

Skilled welders are always in demand, in almost every industry you can imagine. Prepare for employment in manufacturing, construction, green energy, aerospace or the rapidly growing field of robotics.


About Us

Our Welding Technology program provides training in both commercial and industrial welding as well as fabrication and prepares you for a career in a multitude of fields. Since welders are needed in almost every industry, you’ll have flexibility to switch industries without changing careers.


Industry Certifications

The Welding Program at CR also offers American Welding Society Certification, a hands-on skills-based test with no written exam. Students earn this certificate by completing welding projects to an industry-accepted code.

On a resume, this certification assures employers that a student is proficient in a respective skill.

 
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Most of our classes have no pre-requisites, which means that anyone with any skill level is welcome. You’ll learn to setup and operate hand and power tools and manual or semi-automatic welding equipment such as SMAW, OAW, OABW, PAC, AAW, CAC, GMAW, FCAW, MIG and MAG.

Classes fill fast, so register early!

fast Fact

Manufacturing offers diverse career opportunities including engineers, machinists, welders and robotics technicians.

fast Fact

The average age for welders is 55 and, as they retire, there is a growing demand for new welders.

The U.S. will face a critical shortage of over 200,000 welding professionals by 2020.

Source: American Welding Society aws.org

Projected California Employment Statistics

Wages

Welder

$25,960-$65,490

Job Growth (2014-2024)

+11%

Job Openings (2014-2024)

28,400 31,400

Source: http://www.onetonline.org

Employment opportunities include:

  • Welding Supervisor
  • Welding Inspector
  • Welding Instructor
  • CNC (Computer Numerical Control Operator)
  • Fabricator or Millwright
  • Self-Employed Welder
  • Material or Equipment Salesman
  • Welder
  • Welding Technician
Danny Walker, Welding Technology

Danny Walker, Welding Technology

“Seeing the enjoyment, pride in workmanship, and increased self-worth in students is why I teach.”