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Associate in Arts
Certificate of Achievement
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Welding Techniques
Equipment Operator

Welcome To Welding

Have you ever wondered about metal welding, cutting, and brazing?

Do you enjoy working with your hands and creating from scraps?

Do you want to work behind the scenes on movie or theatre sets?

Looking to change careers in an economical way?

Wanting to start your own small shop?

Searching for a program with a great track record of getting students employed?

Our Welding Program is Perfect for You!

Did you know that there are over 3,000 welders currently working in the San Francisco Bay Area? Yet, there is still a high demand for even more welders!

That is right, the demand for skilled welders is greater than ever! Students are being trained right now at Solano Community College to step into professional welding positions directly after graduation.

The Solano Community College Welding Technician Program educates students with a hands-on approach by professors who want you to succeed. 

Our program is designed to prepare students for employment as a welder or a welder helper in the metal trades. The major types of welding covered are shielded arc, acetylene gas welding, metal inert gas, tungsten inert gas, automatic and semi-automatic welding machines.

Opportunities Are Endless

Chances for employment as a stick, M1G or T1G welder in the San Francisco Bay Area are excellent once certified. Certifications in the above welding processes are possible for all welding students.
The various fields that employ the most welders are: 
  • Construction 
  • Transportation 
  • Federal, state, and local governments
In addition to those fields, most industrial plants, large and small, employ a team of welders. Journeymen welders often have the opportunity for advancement to foreman positions, and many welders operate their own businesses. There is also a great opportunity for those looking to build movie, television, and theatre sets. 
All this to say, welders are needed, and companies will pay men and women well to professionally weld.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the Welding Technician Certificate of Achievement/Associate Degree will be able to:

1. Demonstrate competency in major welding processes used in industry.

2. Apply welding processes and the use of hand tools and shop equipment to fabricate projects.
3. Recognize and interpret technical drawings in the planning and fabrication of projects.

4. Demonstrate appropriate workplace safety policies and procedures during welding and fabrication operations.

5. Apply mathematical concepts to solve problems related to an industrial/technical environment.

Meet Our Welding Faculty

Program Directory

Cortes, Jose
Dean of Career Technical Education
Pagan, Brittany
Administrative Assistant IV
Wright, Charlotte
Administrative Assistant IV
Williams, Andre
Welding Lab Technician