Welding & Metal Fabrication

Welding (AAS.WELD) 81-82 credit hours
Advanced Welding Certificate (CER.WELD) 66 credit hours
General Welding Certificate (CER.WELD.1YR) 32 credit hours

Students enrolled in this program learn how to weld and fabricate all thicknesses of steel plate and most diameters of steel pipe. Blueprint reading, metallurgy drafting and math are required.

Processes and courses taught include oxyacetylene, stick electrode, Metal-Inert-Gas (MIG) and Tungsten-Inert-Gas (TIG), blue-print reading, drafting, layout and fabrication.

Successful completion of the four semesters in the program leads to an associate degree of applied science in welding/metal fabrication or a two-year certificate.

Welding Brochure

The Basic Program

Instruction in all phases of the welding and metal fabrication program will comprise about 75 percent in the lab for hands on training and 25 percent in the classroom for theory.

Welding learned by students at San Juan College has a universal application. Facilities include new, spacious shops and state-of-the-art equipment in TIG, ARC, MIG, pipe beveling and metal fabrication.

In addition to tuition, there is a one-time tool purchase of approximately $350 and approximately $50 for books each semester. Financial aid is available to qualified applicants.

Employment Opportunities

The outlook in the field presently is average to above average with opportunities in tacker, welding, equipment operator welding, welder fitter, specialist welder, welder estimator, welding inspector and welding supervisor.

For more information, please call John Hoff at (505) 566-3339. Or send an email to hoffj@sanjuancollege.edu.