Welding Technology

Welding Technology

Program Overview

The welding technology program at Allan Hancock College is a great way to start your career in the challenging, dynamic and adaptive field of welding and metalworking. In the industry, welding professionals continuously apply new knowledge and scientific principles to a form of fabrication that is sometimes described more as an art than as a craft. There are a vast number of opportunities available to job seekers in mainstream welding and various auxiliary fields. 

Curriculum:

Our curriculum covers everything from basic to advanced welding to metal fabrication and pipe welding. Safety protocols are strongly emphasized with more advanced welding techniques such as hand cutting and semiautomatic cutting being taught upon the foundation of safety. Metalworking as it is used in the arts i.e. sculpture, ornamental iron, blacksmithing and garden art are also offered.

Our program provides training in essential manipulative skills and technical knowledge in the areas of:

  • Oxyacetylene welding
  • Brass brazing
  • Flame cutting
  • Electric arc processes:
    • Shielded metal arc welding
    • Gas metal arc (G.M.A.W.) welding
    • Gas tungsten arc (T.I.G.) welding
  • Ferrous and non-ferrous metals
  • Blacksmithing
The associate degree and certificate curriculum in welding technology is designed to provide comprehensive occupational training in all common types of welding methods as related to today's welding fabrication industries. Upon degree/certificate completion you will have mastered the techniques used in modern welding and metalwork.

Certification tests may be taken as part of your certificate/degree completion.
For more information on available certifications, refer to our
Industry Links page. 

LOCATION

Industrial Technology Department, Building O

Marna Lombardi, Administrative Secretary
Phone: 805-922-6966 ext. 3335
industrialtechnology@hancockcollege.edu

HOURS

Classes offered day and evening, Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters

Industrial Technology office hours 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Office closed summer months.

 

 

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SPOTLIGHT

Brent Jordan

Brent Jordan
Fire Academy Student

"I chose the fire technology program at Allan Hancock because of what it can provide for me. It's giving me a step above the other academies and throughout the state. Graduates of this academy have gone on to be the chiefs and the captains that are going to be hiring us, so when we go in for interviews by being able to say that we graduated at this academy they know what we've experienced. Allan Hancock College has provided me with the physical and mental capabilities through the classroom training we do each day and the physical training we do each morning. This academy pushes you to your boundaries and then you begin to work on those weaknesses; your weaknesses then become your strengths so you're actually growing as a person. Allan Hancock has made a difference in my life it's really taught me who I am and where I want to be."
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Welding TechnologyVideo: Welding Tech students Christian, Will, and Nelson, enjoy working in welding lab and learning on the job skills.

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Last Modified Apr 8, 2014