Entrepreneurship and Business

Welding Technology

Employers are looking for you! The demand is high and in a very short time, you will get the skills you need for great job and salary opportunities.

Are you an entrepreneur or inventor? Are you interested in creating a design and prototype of your idea?

For more than two decades the Welding program has served as an incubator for entrepreneurship, innovation, advanced manufacturing, design, fabrication, and rapid prototyping.

Our state-of-the-art labs have been specifically designed to promote collaborative interaction and have long been considered one of the premiere co-working hubs in our region. We invite you to browse our website, watch our video, and please fill out an interest form to get more information on the particulars of our program including our support of you in the workforce. Our commitment to your success leads to 100% job placement.

*Must be at least 18 years old to enroll in Cabrillo welding courses

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Skills Certificates

Some of our skills certificates can be earned after the completion of just a few classes! And all courses are offered in the evening to match your busy schedule.

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. View current courses.

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.

The courses are affordable! See the fee per unit cost.


We Support You

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

We want you to master the skills as quickly as possible and get out into the workforce. And we try to understand everyone’s personal situation. Our way of serving is to have an open door attitude, so we will meet with you in-person, phone, or virtually around your schedule.

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Learn About Welding Technology At Cabrillo College

Job Opportunities

  • Job opportunities for those with a Welding Certificate are excellent.

  • Labor statistics for Santa Cruz County and statewide show continual demand for welders through 2024.

  • The Welding Technology Program monitors labor statistics and the direction of the employment market so that we can ensure that our graduates are successful in the employment market. We have 100% placement in high paying jobs.

"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

Ready to get started?

We are here to help answer your questions or navigate registration. Contact our department office or fill out this interest form.