The Welding Technology program provides students with entry- and advanced-level employment skills in welding and metalworking techniques that are relevant to the needs of local employers and industries.
The program provides training in a variety of welding methods including SMAW, GTAW, GMAW and FCAW. Advanced level courses in plate and pipe welding prepare students for AWS welding certification testing. The program offers courses in Sheet Metal Fabrication and Welding Fabrication that focus on print reading and metalworking skills. In addition courses are offered in Architectural/Ornamental Ironwork fabrication and Toolmaking and Hardfacing techniques that are used in the construction and agriculture industries.

Upon successful completion of the Welding Technology Program, a student should be able to:
• demonstrate the use of welding and metal cutting processes safely and correctly.
• perform welding procedures in two or more methods on steel test plates in two or more welding positions.
• interpret and analyze fabrication prints, develop parts and cutting lists, and select and calibrate welding and cutting methods to fabricate assigned projects.

Welding Technology - Associate of Science Degree
Welding Technology - Certificate of Achievement 

Career Technical Education & Wokforce Development

Who To Contact

  • Michael Davis
    Welding Instructor / Department Head
    Phone: 831-755-6964
    Building: Alisal Campus - Building B
    1752 E. Alisal Street, Salinas, CA 93905
  • Marek Lipowski
    Instructional Associate
    Phone: 831-755-6959
    Building: Hartnell College Alisal Campus
    Office: AC-B118
    1752 E. Alisal Street, Salinas, CA 93905
  • Celia Anderson
    Career Technical Education & Wokforce Development
    Phone: 831-755-6798
    Building: Hartnell College Alisal Campus
    Office: AC-C203
    1752 E. Alisal Street, Salinas,CA 93905