Combination Welder Fabricator


This program prepares individuals for the entry level welder, fabricator to apply technical knowledge and skills to measure, cut, form, and join, metal components.


728 hours
Program II


1500 Mariner Dr. Unit F, Oxnard, CA 93033   View map



Combination Welder Fabricator (Program II)

Program description:
The Welder Fabricator course will prepare students for entry-level employment in different positions such as: multi process welder,(OAW), (GMAW), (GTAW), (FCAW), and (SMAW) processes. In addition, the student will obtain fabrication skills and techniques that will give him the ability to cut, form, tack, and weld various metal shapes and forms, as well as the ability to read and understand welding symbols and blueprints.


Program Mission and Objectives:

A comprehensive training program that prepares individuals to enter the workforce, in the metal manufacturing industry. This program prepares individuals for the entry level welder, fabricator to apply technical knowledge and skills to measure, cut, form, and join, metal components. Related technical instruction also includes quality assurance and control, print reading, safety, and workplace etiquette.

SOC 51-4121, Welders.

Graduation Requirements:
To complete this program a student must complete all prescribed courses and earn a grade of “pass”.

Final Tests or Exams:
Yes. Students are evaluated through written and performance assessments.



Admissions Representative:
Blanca Ramirez
(805) 486-8700

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Class Schedule

Day Schedule

Monday9:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Thursday9:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Friday9:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Saturday9:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Night Schedule

Monday6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Tuesday6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Wednesday6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Thursday6:00 PM – 9:30 PM

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Cost of Program:

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Is this Program approved for Pell Grant:

Certification to be earn at completion of this program of study.

  • American Welding Society AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Code – Steel FCAW-S
  • American Welding Society AWS D1.3 Structural Welding Code – Sheet Steel GMAW

*Certification Fees are extra and are not included in our program fees.

Required Prerequisites

Minimum Age:
18 Years

Physical Cond:
Physically fit ability to lift 50 Lbs.

Required Reading Level:
10th grade

Required Math Level:
10th grade

Entrance Exam:

A Mandatory Educational Plan Meeting

Dress Code:
Work boots, jeans, light weight long sleeve shirt preferred.

Attendance policy of school and program:
32 hrs. a week to complete 12 month program.

Externship or Internship provided:

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List of companies that have hired graduates:
See Instructor list available upon request.

Do you have a list of graduates that could be contacted?:

List of students that graduated from this program:
See Instructor list available upon request.

Enrollment Process

1) Education Plan Meeting

The educational plan meeting (EPM) is a meeting designed to help the student explore the job opportunities, in the area. This meeting is a 30 to 40 minute meeting held with the lead Instructor. The student will receive a shop tour where he will have the opportunity to witness the activities both in the shop and in the classroom. Together student and instructor will explore the job opportunities based in the individual personal preferences. Some of the topics discussed are,

  • Individual desired courses
  • Individual desired goals
  • Local, and regional labor market for welders
  • Different types of welding processes
  • Basic skills needed to enter the desired industry
  • Classes needed to complete to enter the desired industry
  • Class Schedule
  • Welding class cost

2) Orientation

The orientation meeting is scheduled to continue the enrollment process. In this meeting the student will receive a list of material needed, books, and supplies. A security deposit in the amount of $275.00 will have to be paid in order to schedule the start date. After submitting payment, the student and the Admissions Representative will sign the student contract which will state the conditions of the student-school responsibilities.

3) Enrollment

Sign and date the agreement/enrollment form. The school will need to photo copy a government issued identification card to verify that the applicant is over the age of 18. Obtain a copy of high school diploma, GED or academic transcripts if enrolling in a program listed. A copy of the high school diploma, GED or academic transcripts must be obtained for SCWTTC records.

4) Safety Review First day of Class

Students are required to review and pass safety instructions in their entirety as part of the program safety training. Additional safety instructions will be presented by each instructor as to safe operation of welding gas manifolds, welding equipment, and various hand tools & power equipment. Upon completion of the safety training segment, each student is required to pass a comprehensive written safety examination and sign a written statement attesting to receipt of safety training and successful completion the safety test required by this program. A completed safety test must be received prior to working in the Welding Lab -NO EXCEPTIONS.

After successful completion of the safety examination the student will now be authorized to commence the welding program.


The instructors made it easy for me to learn at my pace and helped me when I struggled in a way I could understand. I learned how to use all the equipment and tools that are used in welding.

Thank you so much for everything that you did for me.

Jesse at S.C.W.T.T.C. runs a top notch welding facility. New equipment, backed by an American Welding Society certified welding inspector, makes for a facility that is turning out the future of welding professionals.

The industry is hot right now, and the big shots are recruiting right out of his facility. As a student of Jesse’s, he listened to what I had in mind for a career, and tailored my curriculum to insure that the industry was seeking my credentials, apposed to me hoping to fit into a company.

Troy “delivery boy” White

I had very little experience with welding before i started but i learned everything i needed to know to go out into the field.

I really enjoy testing at Southern California Welding Training and Testing Center. Jessie Guzman is the instructor and very helpful with anything that you need. The facility is always clean with a nice good atmosphere. I would recommend this school/training facility to any one who wants to get certified or learn how to weld.

Oxnard, CA   

I'm happy to have attended SCWTTC for my general welding program and stoked to have graduated. My education here has given me opportunities to go anywhere in the nation with the skills I've acquired.

I've welded for over 20 years. A friend recommended Southern California Welding Training and Testing Center for TIG certification. It's a private school that Jesse founded. I've been seeking TIG certification over the years going to college classes part-time because I work full-time, but I was certified after only five months at SCWTTC. Jesse's welding knowledge is well-rounded and very precise in his technique and teaching. Thanks for everything. It's totally worth it.

Oxnard, CA   

I enjoyed attending classes at SCWTTC very much. Jesse is an excellent welder and a patient, friendly, knowledgeable instructor. He made being there a pleasure. The school is a clean, professionally-run facility. All of the machines work correctly. I definitely recommend this school to anyone considering welding career. I'll be returning in the future for more classes.

Camarillo, CA   

I just finished my 2nd class at Southern California Welding Training and Testing Center. SCWTTC fully deserves five stars. Jesse is a great instructor with the right qualifications; knowledge, experience and the knack to help students understand ways of improving. The school is maintained in a clean and orderly fashion and well supplied with right equipment. I enjoy the other students. They come from a variety of backgrounds.

Port Hueneme, CA   

The school's shop is clean and organized and the staff are friendly... If you're looking for help and guidance along the welding career path then Jesse is the man you need to see... I've gotten all of my certifications through SCWTTC. I'll be coming back soon to grab some more just for fun.

Camarillo, CA   

If you need certification for welding, this is the place to do it. This isn't a school where you fiddle your thumbs for weeks and then barely learn the basics. Jesse Guzman is an amazing instructor. The other instructors, are equally qualified to teach. They're encouraging and always available to help you when you need it. They train with students one-on-one. This school is a second home and a family. In one-and-a-half months I was received my TIG 6G Stainless Steel certification as well as my TIG 6G Chromoly certification. If it wasn't for SCWTTC, I'd still be attending to acquire more certs. I will definitely be returning for more classes in the following summer/winter breaks. 5/5

Oxnard, CA   

I started without any welding experience and was nervous. My nervousness quickly truned into a passion and love for welding. Expect to become a great welder not just an average one and have fun doing it.