Combination Welder Training Basic & Certified

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    A vocational training program based upon practical hands-on welding and classroom theory in all welding processes from basic to advanced techniques. The Welding Center is licensed to administer the practical examinations required by the Los Angeles Department of Building & Safety. L.A. City written examination prep classes are also offered with limited enrollment. Continuing students have priority registration. Contact the Welding Center for class placement prior to registration. Call (626) 974-6434.

    All phases are applied to all processes included: SMAW, GMAW, FCAW & GTAW for Structural, Lite Gage Steel, Aluminum, Stainless, Reinforcing Steel and High Pressure Vessel Pipe. Limited exotic metals available on request.

    – Teaches students basic and advanced techniques with AWS A5.5 F3 filler rod from striking an arc to stringer pass control and weld puddle manipulation. The student will learn welding control in all positions preparing the student for Phase II. Classroom basic weld theory will also be included.
    PHASE II – Upon satisfactory completion of Phase I, the student will begin learning basic to advanced welding techniques with AWS A5.5 F4 welding filler rod. The student will learn total control of weld stringer passes and puddle manipulation. Advance blueprint and weld symbol theory.
    PHASE III – The student will prepare test plates in which the student will complete in both 3G & 4G positions. Successful completion of the test plates, student will receive a certificate of completion and data sheet and is qualified to take the L.A. City practical examination. Student will be prepared for entry-level employment in a variety of metal trade industries.

    Class held at the Covina-Valley Tech Academy (Welding Center)


     Days & Times



     7400.01 Phases I, II, III  Monday-Friday 8:00-12:00 PM  Moore/Velosa  $895
     7400.04 Phases I, II, III  Monday & Wednesday 7:00-10:00 PM  Moore  $495
     7400.05 Phases I, II, III  Tuesday & Thursday 7:00-10:00 PM  Velosa  $495
     7400.06 Phases I, II, III  Saturday 8:00-2:00 PM  Moore/Velosa  $495
     7400.10 TESTING (Only)  Call for test times.  Velosa  $225
     7400.12 L.A. City Test Preparation  Date and times TBD  Velosa  $200

    Contact Welding Center for enrollment information:
    (626) 974-6434 | 231 E. Stephanie Dr., Covina 91722
    (Between Citrus and Barranca, from Arrow Highway go south on Ranger to Stephanie Dr.)