Master Welding Course

Open-entry/self-paced classes

DAY: M-Th 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
EVENING: M-Th 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Phone: 805.579.6200 X1765

Course Fee: $475  books supplies and certifications are extra. Fees cover a three-month period of time.

Combination Welder/Master Course:

Students may start at any time during the semester and progress at their own rate. Classes provide training for beginning students as well as those seeking welding certifications.
Hours may be arranged to suit individual needs. Both beginning and advanced
students are welcome.

Beginning Welder
Combination Welder/Welding – Beginning
This course is designed to develop entry-level skills. Students will receive hands-on training in the different welding processes, including:
• Oxy-Acetylene Welding & Cutting
• Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (TIG)
• Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG)
• Shielded Metal Arc Welding (Stick)
• Flux Cored Arc Welding (Innershield)
• Plasma Arc Cutting

Included in this course are:

• blueprint reading
• shop math
• fabrication
• certification preparation

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be prepared for entry-level positions in the construction, manufacturing, and aerospace industries.

Advanced Welding
Combination Welder/ Welding & Advanced 
This course is designed to prepare students to pass certification tests. Certifications include:
• L.A. City Structural Steel, Flux Cored Arc Welding, Light Gage
• AWS D1.1 Structural Steel & D1.5 Bridge Welding
• A SME pressure vessel pipe certification
• API 1104 pipe certification
• Mil Std 1595A in Carbon Steel, Chromolly, Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Titanium and Inconel.

Blueprint reading, fabrication, and pipe layout techniques are included in this class.

Welder Fabricator
Combination Welder/Welder Fabricator
Students receive training and gain experience in the following welding and fabrication techniques: 
• Ironworkers
• Power Press Brake
• Vertical Bandsaw
• Horizontal Bandsaw
• Cold Saw
• Slip Rolls
• Tube Benders
• Eagle Bending Machine
• Pipe Benders
• Notchers
• Diacro Bender
• Hossfeld Bender
• Plate Shear
• Sheet Metal Shear
• English Wheel
• Rotary Machine
• Planishing Hammer
• Blacksmithing Tools

SVAS is a Certified Testing Facility

Certifications are offered in the following areas:
Mil Std 1595A & AWSD17.1
Carbon & Alloy Steels, Chromolly, Stainless Steel, Inconel, Aluminum & Titanium

D1.1 Structural Steel Welding
D1.2 Aluminum
D1.3 Structural Sheet Steel
D1.5 Bridge Welding

ASME Section IX Boiler & Pressure Vessel
Carbon Steel Pipe
Stainless Steel Tubing
Chromolly Tubing

API 1104 Pipe Certification

Approved Testing Lab: City of Los Angeles, Department of Building & Safety

Structural Aluminum - GTAW and GMAW Structural Steel - Manual and Semi-Automatic Light Gage - Manual and Semi-Automatic




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