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Welding Technology II

Training in welding processes, including shielded metal arc, oxy-fuel, gas metal arc, flex cored arc and more.

Students are trained to use several types of welding equipment and processes, including shielded metal arc, oxy-fuel, gas metal arc, flex cored arc, and gas tungsten arc. You will learn all aspects of job safety, including proper outfitting, tool identification, and the safe use and maintenance of welding and metal fabrication equipment. This class includes the chemical and physical properties of metal, the response of metal to heat and pressure, and the importance of metal to modern living. This class prepares you for entry-level industry welding jobs and advanced training.

Welding/Metal Fabrication Occupations train students to use hand-welding, flame-cutting, hand soldering, or brazing equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products. Students learn the basics of welding including industry standard vocabulary, proper identification, us and maintenance of tools and equipment. The following welding processes are taught:  shielded metal arc, oxy-fuel, gas metal arc, flux cored arc, and gas tungsten arc welding processes.  Students will also learn how to use tools and equipment designed for metal fabrication.


  • Industry Sector: Manufacturing and Product Development
  • Grade Level: 10-12
  • Prerequisite: Welding Technology I
  • Class Hours: 180
  • Work-Based Learning Hours (WBL): Eligible
  • Level: Concentrator
  • Articulation Agreement Details: Fullerton College; Orange Coast College; Santa Ana College; Westcliff University
  • Meets UC/CSU A-G Requirement: G - General Elective (1 year required)
  • Certifications: None
  • Class Location(s): Esperanza HS, NOCROP Regional Courses
  • Notes:

    Refer to O*NET Online (www.onetonline.org) for a summary report of the detailed job description for this career.

    This course integrates the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards, which are aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Instruction reinforces core skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and mathematics. Course instruction emphasizes career ready behaviors in communication, ethics, interpersonal/team skills, critical thinking and problem solving, safety, technology, and employability skills.