Follow Your Passion. Start a Career. Learn to Weld

Do you want a creative career that's also hands-on? Learn to Weld at WHCC!

Do you want to pursue a great career with opportunity for growth? Learn to weld at West Hills College Coalinga or in Firebaugh through our Welding Technology program! In just two semesters, you can learn how to weld and prepare to become a qualified (certified) welders. At the end of the two semesters, you will also receive a certificate of achievement in Welding Technology from West Hills College Coalinga. A full schedule of the courses you will take in this program is below. Enroll today!

Questions? For more information:
Chris Chaney
559-285-3364
christopherchaney@whccd.edu 

Our Classes are offered at WHCC and in Firebaugh! 

Firebaugh Classes 

WT-071-C01 (Beginning Smaw)

WT 071 is an introduction to shielded metal arc theoretical training in SMAW-equipment and setup; shielded metal arc electrodes; SMAW-beads and fillet welds and joint fit-up and alignment. (AA) Advisory(s): WT 070 or equivalent

9/15/2018 - 10/25/2018 
Lab Web Enhanced Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 05:30PM - 08:20PM, Firebaugh High School, Room 702
Lab Web Enhanced Saturday 08:00AM - 11:50AM
Lab Web Enhanced Saturday 12:30PM - 05:20PM
ENROLL TODAY!
 
WT-072-C01 (Advanced SMAW)

WT 072 is the study and application of advanced shielded metal arc welding (SMAW). This course consists of practical and theoretical training intended to build upon basic SMAW skills including groove welds and backing. Topics also include V-groove and open root V-groove welds for the following positions: flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead. (AA) Advisory(s): WT 071 or equivalent

10/27/2018 - 12/13/2018
Lab Web Enhanced Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 05:30PM - 08:20PM, Firebaugh High School, Room 702
Lab Web Enhanced Saturday 08:00AM - 11:50AM
Lab Web Enhanced Saturday 12:30PM - 05:20PM
ENROLL TODAY!
 
Coalinga Classes
 

Fall Courses 

WT-071-C01 (Beginning Smaw)

WT 071 is an introduction to shielded metal arc theoretical training in SMAW-equipment and setup; shielded metal arc electrodes; SMAW-beads and fillet welds and joint fit-up and alignment. (AA) Advisory(s): WT 070 or equivalent

Coalinga Campus , Fall 2018
9/15/2018 - 10/25/2018 
; T W TH 5:30 PM - 8:20 PM; S 8:00 AM - 11:50 AM; S 12:30 PM - 5:20 PM 
Hybrid Lecture, Lab Web Enhanced, Lab Web Enhanced, Lab Web Enhanced 
C. Chaney
 

Also offered in Firebaugh! Fall 2018
9/15/2018 - 10/25/2018 
Lab Web Enhanced Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 05:30PM - 08:20PM, Firebaugh High School, Room 702
 
Lab Web Enhanced Saturday 08:00AM - 11:50AM, West Hills College Coalinga Farm of Future, Room FB04 
 
Lab Web Enhanced Saturday 12:30PM - 05:20PM, Farm of Future, Room FB04
 
 
Enroll Today!
 
WT-072-C01 (Advanced SMAW)

WT 072 is the study and application of advanced shielded metal arc welding (SMAW). This course consists of practical and theoretical training intended to build upon basic SMAW skills including groove welds and backing. Topics also include V-groove and open root V-groove welds for the following positions: flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead. (AA) Advisory(s): WT 071 or equivalent

Coalinga Campus , Fall 2018
10/27/2018 - 12/13/2018 
; T W TH 5:30 PM - 8:20 PM; S 8:00 AM - 11:50 AM; S 12:30 PM - 5:20 PM 
Hybrid Lecture, Lab Web Enhanced, Lab Web Enhanced, Lab Web Enhanced 
C. Chaney
 
Also offered in Firebaugh! Fall 2018 
10/27/2018 - 12/13/2018
 
Lab Web Enhanced Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 05:30PM - 08:20PM, Firebaugh High School, Room 702
 
Lab Web Enhanced Saturday 08:00AM - 11:50AM, West Hills College Coalinga Farm of Future, Room FB04
 
Lab Web Enhanced Saturday 12:30PM - 05:20PM, Farm of Future, Room FB04
 
Enroll Today!
 
Spring Courses
 
WT-073-C01 (Intro to Metallurgy & Weld Sym)

WT 073 is an introduction to metallurgy and common include theoretical instruction in reading welding symbols and welding detail drawings, physical characteristics and mechanical properties and preheating and post-heating of metals. (AA) Advisory(s): WT 072 or equivalent

Coalinga Campus , Spring 2019
4/23/2019 - 5/9/2019 
T W TH 5:30 PM - 8:20 PM 
Lecture Web Enhanced 
C. Chaney
 
Enroll Today!
 
WT-074-C01 (GMAW and FCAW:Plate)

WT 074 consists of practical and theoretical training in gas metal arc welding (GMAW) and flux cored arc welding (FCAW). Topics include equipment and filler metals, plate in the 1G (flat), 2G (horizontal), 3G (vertical) and 4G (overhead) positions. (AA) Advisory(s): WT 073 or equivalent

Coalinga Campus , Spring 2019
1/22/2019 - 3/2/2019 
; T W TH 5:30 PM - 8:20 PM; S 8:00 AM - 11:50 AM; S 12:30 PM - 5:20 PM 
Hybrid Lecture, Lab Web Enhanced, Lab Web Enhanced, Lab Web Enhanced 
C. Chaney
 
Enroll today!
 
WT-075-C01 (SMAW Pipe Welding)

WT 075 consists of practical training on the setup of SMAW equipment for open-root V-groove welds. Students will learn procedures for making open-root V-groove welds with SMAW equipment on carbon-steel pipe in the 1G-rotated, 2G, 5G and 6G positions.(AA) Advisory(s): WT 074 or equivalent

Coalinga Campus , Spring 2019
3/5/2019 - 4/13/2019 
T W TH 5:30 PM - 8:20 PM; S 8:00 AM - 11:50 AM; S 12:30 PM - 5:20 PM 
Lab Web Enhanced, Lab Web Enhanced, Lab Web Enhanced 
C. Chaney
 
Enroll today!
 
WT-076-C01 (Welding Cert Preparati)

WT 076 prepares the student to take a welding certification test in the various processes, procedures and standards established by the American Welding Society (AWS). (AA)

Coalinga Campus , Spring 2019
4/27/2019 - 5/11/2019 
S 8:00 AM - 11:50 AM; S 12:30 PM - 5:20 PM 
Lab Web Enhanced, Lab Web Enhanced 

Enroll today!