Welding Level II

In this 525-hour course, students will learn advanced Welding techniques and concepts. Classroom instruction will focus on determining proper settings and processes, material identification, gas selection, polarity selection, basic metallurgy, additional related mathematics, fabrication and detailing, advanced process selections. Lectures will be taught using a combination of visual aids, presentations, textbooks, videos, and current industry literature. Lab will focus on intermediate Gas Metal Arc Welding processes to include steel and aluminum, Flux-Cored Arc Welding and Dual Shielded Arc Welding. Students will also learn basic and intermediate Gas Tungsten Arc Welding on steel and aluminum. Other training includes CNC operations related to plasma cutting and programing Robotic Welders at entry-level proficiency. Class structure consists of 20% Classroom (lecture, theory) and 80% demonstration and hands-on training. Prerequisite: Welding Level I.
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Valencia College
welding, blueprint reading, arc welding, cnc plasma cutting, robotic cell welding

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
American Welding Society, Lincoln Electric
Industry Sector:
Manufacturing -- Machinery Manufacturing (333)
Production Occupations -- Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers (51-4121)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Precision Production (48)
Credit Type:
  • Non-Credit
Credential Type:
  • Certificate
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 1st year Community College or equivalent
Time Required:
525 hours (20 weeks).
English (United States)
Interactivity Type:
Mix of Active and Presentation.
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  • SME Quality Report is posted in Skills Commons
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  • None


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