Professional Development Courses

We custom build weld training curriculum for single or multi skill training.

The types of welding taught at Southern California Welding Training and Testing Center include:

  • Oxy Acetylene Welding (OAW)
  • Flux-Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
  • Gas Tungsten Arc (GTAW)
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
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Oxy Acetylene Welding classes

Oxy-fuel welding, commonly known as oxy-acetylene welding, utilizes the combustion of oxygen and a fuel gas, usually acetylene. This welding method is often referred to as “gas welding.”

Recognized for its flexibility and forgiving nature, oxy-acetylene welding is an excellent option for novice and occasional welders. Additionally, the equipment for oxy-acetylene welding is portable and user-friendly.


MIG Gas Metal Arc Welding

Gas metal arc welding (GMAW), alternatively referred to as wire welding, stands out as one of the most widely used welding techniques. In the GMAW process, an electric arc is generated between the metal and a wire electrode, imparting heat to the metal components. This process leads to the melting and fusion of the parts, creating a durable and lasting connection.

The adaptability of GMAW welding renders it a favored option in diverse settings, spanning from compact repair shops and businesses to expansive industrial facilities.


TIG Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

Tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding, also identified as gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), plays a crucial role in ensuring the integrity of some of the world’s most vital equipment and machinery.

  • Piping, repair tools and dies
  • Motor vehicle repair and construction
  • Aerospace and space vehicle manufacturing
  • Pharmaceutical, nuclear and art industries
  • Bicycle manufacturing and repair
  • Race car fabrication and motorsports applications
  • Ship fitting


Shielded Metal Arc Welding

SMAW is applicable to a range of metal types and diverse thicknesses, making it versatile in various applications. Commonly employed for robust tasks related to industrial iron and steel, such as carbon steel and cast iron, as well as projects involving low- and high-alloy steels and nickel alloys. SMAW is used in a variety of industries, including:

  • Construction
  • Underwater welding
  • Shipbuilding
  • Pipelines
  • Farm machinery manufacturing


Flux Core Arc Welding

Crafted to offer guidance in the application of flux-cored welding methods, these courses focus on instructing individuals in the intricacies of flux-cored arc welding. This technique is well-suited for materials with a thickness not less than 20 gauge, encompassing carbon steel, low-alloy steels, high-nickel alloys, cast iron, and stainless steels. The potent nature of the flux-cored wire enables effective penetration of substantial weld joints, contributing to increased productivity compared to alternative welding approaches.



Los Angeles Department of Building & Safety

IDCourse NameDurationStart Date
WLDG 1122WLDG1122 – LADBS (Certification Preparation)60 hours

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The bulk of the in‐house library at SCWTTC is made up of several complete curriculums along with applicable selected chapters from selected Goodheart – Willcox series, textbooks these include classes in safety, trade math, hand tools and the reading of drawings and blueprints. In addition we have several AWS reference books, including Terms and Definitions, Destructive Testing of Welds, Standard Symbols and Welding Inspector Technology. Also available are pipefitter and welding pocket manuals and handbooks from various publishers and several technical welding books.
All materials are available for students to use on premises during regular business hours.