Frequently Asked Questions and Posts
Do you offer a welding class to get a certification in TIG or what classed are needed to get a certification through Palomar
Yes, we offer a class in GTAW, Weld 115. You should try for Weld 100 where we provide training in GTAW, GMAW, SMAW, and FCAW. Complete those two classes, Weld 135, Weld 108, and Weld 160 and you will attain a certificate of proficiency in GTAW. We will also provide certification.
The Welding 120 – Gas Metal Arc and Flux class is closed. Will you be allowing crashers? I work in a Welding Shop and need to take this class to help me at my job.
We allow all people to TRY and crash. Saying that you are going to crash does not mean that there is a spot for you. I would suggest showing up the first day of class and hope for a NO SHOW. Good luck. We do have an outstanding Dance program and custom furniture making program. You may want to try them as well.
No thanks – I”m only interested in Welding Classes.
If you are trying to crash, I would suggest be at the class that you want the very first day.
how long will it take to get your certification
and how long will it take to get all welding certification
Same answer as before. Your ability and desire to attend classes and practice. This is similar to playing an instrument. It takes a lot of practice.
Depending on your ability and desire to practice.
when do you offer weld 160?
Weld 160 is offered in the Spring.
I would take Weld 100, 105, and Weld 120. Weld 100 will provide training in all the processes, SMAW, GMAW (MIG), FCAW, and GTAW. Eventually you will want to learn those processes as they will help you with MIG. Weld 120 is GMAW only.
I recieved a national certificate for SMAW in a foreign country, and have taken the beginning prerequisite classes there, will I be able to get credit for them and obtain a certificate here in the U.S and and continue to advance as a welder if I take classes at palomar
Yes, however, you will have to show that you can weld to the standard that we have set at Palomar.
Sign up for classes if you can and obtain our certificate. It would be nice to see how welding is
taught in another school.
Any idea when the welding class schedules for Summer 2013 will be available?
Weld 140 is offered this coming summer.
I believe its a 6 weeks class on nights.
What supplies do u need for welding and how much per samester
You will need all personal protective equipment. Cost: in the range of 50 dollars, depending on the type of equipment you buy. A 50 dollars per class material is also charged so that you can weld on new metal. If you would like to know when class start or how to enroll, consult the college catalog and schedule of classes.
I received welding training about ten years ago and would like to get my foot in the door. I see a lot of ways of doing so, but I am still not sure what route to take… Certification through the AWS, internships at local welding companies (not too many), or a AA degree here at Palomar, etc.?
Certification does not mean a thing to employers if you can”t do the work. Its like a drivers license. Do you think everyone that has a driver”s license is qualified to drive? Certification and qualified mean two different things. Certification is a piece of paper that indicates that you passes a test. Qualified indicates that you have the skills and knowledge to perform the work. We offer both.
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