Welding Program Description


A.S. Welding Technology

Certificates of Achievement

Welding Technology
Welding Code Specialist Certificate
Welding Fabricator Specialist Certificate

Program Description

The CRC welding program is designed for students interested in seeking employment or advancing employment in welding fabrication and industrial repairs.

Current job statistics show a long-term and growing industry demand for skilled welders with very good pay for those with experience.

Welding encompasses study in electrical, metallurgy, chemistry, physics, design, and mechanical engineering.

The Welding Degree and Certificate of Achievement at Cosumnes River College specialize in welding training to meet current Welding Code Standards for Welder Operator Qualification. In addition, students will be introduced to Cal-OSHA and Fed-OSHA safety standards and current industry welding procedures for the purpose of competitive employment. All welding graduates will have the opportunity to become a certified welder, a certified forklift operator, and possess the Ten Hour OSHA Construction Safety Card.

The Certificates of Proficiency can begin preparing students for employment an begin students on their path to earning the Welding Technology A.S. Degree or Certificate of Achievement. They can also be used in conjunction with other technology areas such as:

  • Automotive Mechanics Technology
  • Building Inspection Technology
  • Construction Management Technology

Career Opportunities

  • Welding Technician
  • Welding Sales
  • Welding Inspection
  • Welding Safety Trainer
  • Welding Engineering
  • Trucking & Automotive Welding
  • Welding Fabricator
  • Production Welder
  • Welding Safety Trainer
  • Production Field Welder
  • Welding Inspector
  • Owner or Operator of a welding business
  • Welding Quality Control Supervisor
  • Manager of a welding business
  • Welding Supervisor
  • Home/Handicraft & Hobby
  • Welding Teacher (High-School)
  • Construction
  • Welding Instructor (Trade or College)
  • Sculpting


  • Classes for beginning and advanced welders
  • Hands-on experience and opportunities for participation in student projects

For information about the student learning outcomes for this program, see