Advanced Welding Training Programs located in Bakersfield, CA
Advanced Career Institute’s Bakersfield Welding School
At Advanced Career Institute in Bakersfield, CA, students will gain a wide range of experience working with a variety of welding techniques and metals to prepare them for an entry-level welding position. Our Bakersfield Welding School prepares students to obtain American Welding Society (AWS) welder performance qualifications in the horizontal, vertical, overhead, and 6G positions. Students interested in obtaining their welding certifications at our Bakersfield Campus will be provided with the best possible instruction to launch their welding career. ACI welding instructors are well-qualified and have been in the welding industry for many years.
How Long is the Welding Program?
The Welding training program takes 760 clock hours (38 weeks) to complete. Welding class times are as followed:
Morning classes: 6:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Daytime classes: 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Evening classes: 2:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Night classes: 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
What Will I Learn?
At our Bakersfield Welding School, students will learn practical skills including:
- Oxy-Acetylene cutting and brazing
- SMAW (Arc)
- GMAW (MIG)
- FCAW (Flux Core) in ferrous and non-ferrous metals (includes purge elding of sanitary pipe process)
- GTAW in ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
Welding students will also gain knowledge in shop and site safety, blueprint reading, and construction math.
What Will I Earn Upon Completion of the Program?
Students who complete our Advanced Welding Technology program receive a Certificate of Completion and the opportunity to take two AWS welder performance qualification tests. You can earn qualifications in the following:
- Introductory Craft Skills
- National Construction Career Test (NCCER)
- SENSE (American Welding Society)
- Welding (NOCTI) areas.
By completing this course, you have the opportunity to obtain American Welding Society (AWS) welder performance qualifications in the horizontal, vertical, overhead, and 6G positions.
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-- Must have high school diploma or equivalent.
-- Physical ability to carry out the tasks associated with the welding industry.
Our Advanced Welding Technology program is designed to meet trade expectations for safety and skills required for the welding industry in California.