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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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What to Expect

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

The demand for welders in the United States is growing quickly with the rise of robotics, the need to repair the country’s infrastructure, and the retiring workforce.

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

California Employment Statistics

Structural Iron and Steel Worker


Median Wage with an Associate’s Degree

Projected Job Growth


Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Outlook 2018-2028

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

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Division Information

Career Education

 Mike Haley, Dean

 Gussie Solem, Administrative Secretary

 CTE Division Office, AT-100C

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