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Submitter's Information


Vicki Shipman


CTE Project Manager


Bay Area


Las Positas College

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Program Details

Program Title

Production Welder

Submission Type

New Program

TOPs Code

Welding Technology (095650)

Projected Start Date


Catalog Description

The Production Welder Certificate of Achievement is for students that want to rapidly gain the skills needed to pursue entry level production employment. The ability to read and interpret technical drawings combined with OSHA safety knowledge provide the foundation. Welding theory is combined with two lab skills classes in welding process that are selected by the student.

Enrollment Completer Projections


Program Proposal Attributes

Program Award Type(s) (Check all that apply)
  • Certificate of Achievement: 8 to fewer than 16 semester (or 12 to fewer than 24 quarter) units (B)
Program Goal

Provide a rapid pathway to welding employment, while still providing the foundation for a student to earn units that count towards their Welding Technology Certificate and AS degree. The only thing new is the title. This is nothing more than a subset of the classes we currently offer for the WLDT COA and AS. It contains only existing or modified courses we already offer.

Course Units and Hours

Total Certificate Units (Minimum and Maximum)


Units for Degree Major or Area of Emphasis (Minimum and Maximum)


Total Units for Degree (Minimum and Maximum)


Course Report

Program Requirements Narrative

Required Core: Total of 3 Units

WLDT 73 Welding Workplace Safety (1 Unit)

WLDT 55 Print Reading for Industry (2 Units)

List A: Total of 3 Units

61 Welding Ferrous Metals (3 units)
WLDT 62 Welding Nonferrous Metals (3 units)

List B: Total of 4 Units

WLDT 61AL SMAW Skills Lab (2 Units)
WLDT 61BL FCAW Skills Lab (2 Units)

WLDT 62AL GTAW Skills Lab (2 Units)
WLDT 62BL GMAW Skills Lab (2 Units)

Certificate Total Units: 10

Program Requirements
(Y1 or S1)

Supporting Documents

Bay Area Regional Questions

Goal of Program


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Advisory Board approved.
Please list similar programs at other colleges in the service area which may be impacted, including the name of the college, the name of the program that may be impacted, the name of the person you contacted and the outcome of that contact.
The below listed faculty members and colleges were contacted. As of this date, they have not responded. Mark Martin, Regional Director of Advanced Manufacturing for the Bay Area Community College Consortia, was also contacted with no response as of this date. Gary Marcoccia (Cabrillo); Lisa Pine Schoonmaker (Chabot); Michael Davis  (Hartnell); Richard Hashimoto (Laney); Joe Meyer (Los Medanos); Padrig McGee (Marin); Eric Wade  (Napa); Danny schwanden        (Santa Rosa); and, Jeff  Kissinger (Solano);

Submission Details

Published at

11/24/23 - 12:57 PM



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