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Welding Student Group

Welcome to Welding Technology!

The Welding Technology program at Cabrillo is designed to prepare students for entry level employment in welding and fabrication related industries within a short timeframe. These can include agriculture, construction, manufacturing, marine technology, and transportation.


Skills Certificates

Interested students can receive a Basic Skills Certificate by completing just four courses. An Advanced Skills Certificate can be received by completing another five courses. These certificates can be obtained in only two semesters.

Students who complete the program can independently choose to pursue nationally and internationally recognized licensure exams/certificates.

Please know that we do not offer American Welding Society (AWS) testing, nor do we issue any certificates other than Cabrillo College Skills Certificates.

Students who want to take additional courses to enhance their knowledge are encouraged to select from the following: Etech 31, Etech 41, Etech 130.

Faculty return email and phone inquiries same day.


Job Opportunities

checkmark Job opportunities for those with a Welding Certificate are excellent.
checkmark Labor statistics for Santa Cruz County and statewide show continual demand for welders through 2024.
checkmark The Welding Technology Program monitors labor statistics and the direction of employment market so that we can insure that our graduates are successful in the employment market. We have 100% placement in high paying jobs.


Student Support

The faculty and staff, all of whom work full-time in the welding industry, are committed to your success. Faculty returns emails and phone calls same days. Counseling is also available.

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"This program has already helped me in my career. My employer loves the fact that I’m getting better at welding and fabrication. I find the classes challenging, very instructional, and the faculty is very knowledgeable." - Andrew Haskins

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