Welding Diploma

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Classes are taught in English only and a High School Diploma or GED is required for admission

Take control of your future as a Professional Welder at Summit College!

The welding program at Summit College will train you with the skills you need to hit the ground running after graduation. We do everything we can to help prepare you for the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety Certifications (Didactic) Testing to get you certified after graduation. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the Welding profession will grow by 14,500 jobs from 2018-2028.*

When you attend the Welding program at Summit College, you’ll get hands-on training that is focused on understanding the welding fundamentals. This includes but is not limited to metal cutting, brazing, metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, and welding safety. By the end of the program you’ll be trained on all of the necessary areas that employers are looking for in their first-round picks.


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Why Summit College?

Hands-On Training

You’ll get valuable, real-world experience working with a variety of equipment in our state-of-the-industry labs.

Experienced Instructors

You’ll learn from dedicated instructors with extensive knowledge in the fields in which they teach.

Flexible Class Schedules

Our flexible day and evening classes fit your busy lifestyle, allowing you to focus on education while balancing work and family responsibilities.

Career Assistance

Summit College’s Office of Career Services offers ongoing career assistance to students and graduates.


Summit College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET).

Real-World Experience

Summit College’s Welding Program is a member of the American Welding Society (AWS) and approved by the Los Angeles Department of Building & Safety (LADBS) as a testing agent.

The comprehensive curriculum provides a variety of core courses and specialized training designed to give students a complete understanding of the elements required in different areas of the welding field.

Our curriculum provides 600 hours of lab-based, hands-on training that gives you valuable, experience a in real-life environment such as so you can hit the ground running upon graduation.

What You'll Learn:

  • Gas Metal Arc Welding
  • Flat, Horizontal & Vertical welding
  • Oxyacetylene, Plasma, Cutting and Carbon Arc
  • Aluminum Tig Welding
  • Structural Welding
  • Gas Flux Cored Welding

Career Opportunities:



Metal Cutter


Solderer & Brazer Machine Setters

Lead Welder

Career Services is Here for You!

Our Career Services team at Summit College has been helping students work to make their dreams a reality. No matter how your career journey unfolds, Summit wants to be by your side. Every student’s climb is different, but at Summit you’ll find the support you need to elevate your career. That’s why we offer these and other services:

  • Resume and cover letter instruction, customization, and tips
  • Career counseling
  • Assistance with job market and career research
  • Interview preparation assistance, including mock interviews, to build your confidence

Are you ready for your future?

Available Locations

San Bernardino Campus
804 East Brier Drive
San Bernardino, CA 92408

El Cajon Campus
411 N Marshall Ave
El Cajon, CA 92020

Santa Ana Campus
1639 E. Edinger
Santa Ana, CA 92705

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