California Welding Schools!

Schools for Welding in California Offering Classes, Certifications and College Degrees

66649-2John Lopez Welding School – Bakersfield, California
2925 Mosasco Street Unit B, Bakersfield, California 93312
(661)588-3525

John Lopez Welding School is accredited by The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). Additionally, they are accredited by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) a an Authorized Training Center. This is huge in the construction industry.
They also offer certifications in many codes including:

  • AWS (American Welding Society)
  • ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)
  • API (American Petroleum Institute)

Plus, blue print reading and there are even pipe line welding classes. These are very hard to find.

John Lopez Welding School continually endeavors to fill the void that is being left by retiring welders in the construction, fabrication and manufacturing industries. Our close association with local employers allows us to teach actual job practices being used in industry today. By reducing complexity, while concentrating on fundamentals, work ethic and hands-on practice, we are able to provide unemployed and under employed individuals the skills needed to become successful members of the welding community. Our school seeks to lay a foundation for those men and women interested in making or enhancing their career in welding. Our students are trained and prepared for immediate employment. All courses include booth instruction, lecture, practice and final exam. Each student tests for appropriate welding certifications throughout their course. The goal is to provide them with the work ethic, knowledge, skills and experiences necessary to efficiently perform on the job. At John Lopez Welding School we train students who are seeking to excel in the welding profession. Our objective is to teach students actual job practices used in today’s welding industry. All courses include booth instruction, lecture, practice and final exam. Training at John Lopez Welding School may be completed in thirteen weeks (approximately 488 hours) covering welding and fabrication.

Allen Handcock College Welding Program
800 S. College Dr. Santa Maria, CA 93454
Phone:(805) 922-6966
Accredited with certifications offered, blueprint reading and pipe welding classes.

Cabrillo Community College Welding School
Phone: (831)479-5705
Accredited with pipe and blue print reading classes plus welder certification.

Cal-Trade Welding School of Modesto – Nothern California
424 Kansas Ave Modesto, CA 95351
Phone: 209-523-0753
Not accredited but has pipe welding and blue print reading classes plus welder certifications.
There are also CWI Certified Welding Inspection Courses Available in this School. This is a very good thing!

Cerro Coso Community College Welding Program
Phone: (888) 537-6932
Accredited with blue print reading classes.

Chabot College Welding Program
25555 Hesperian Blvd. Hayward, CA. 94545
Phone: (510) 723-7226
Accredited with blue print reading, pipe welding and they offer welder certifications on site.

College of the Siskiyous Welder Training
800 College Avenue Weed, CA 96094
Phone: (530) 938-5512
Accredited with pipe and blue print classes plus a welding certification program.

El Camino College Welder Program – Torrance, CA
16007 Crenshaw Blvd. Torrance, CA 90506
Phone: (310) 532-3670
Accredited with certifications offered, blueprint reading and pipe welding classes.

Fresno City College Welding School
1101 E. University Avenue Fresno, Ca. 93741
Phone: (559) 442-4600
Accredited with certifications offered, blueprint reading and pipe welding classes.

Orange Coast College Welder Program – Costa Mesa, California
2701 Fairview Road • Costa Mesa, California 92626
Phone: (714) 432-5072
Accredited with blue print reading and pipe welding classes plus welder certifications.

San Bernardino Valley College Welding Program
701 S. Mt. Vernon Avenue, San Bernardino, CA 92410
Phone: (909) 384 – 8903
Accredited with the City of Los Angles City Welding Certifications.

Welding Program at Butte College
3536 Butte Campus Dr. Oroville, CA 95965
Phone: (530) 895-2361
Accredited with pipe welding and blue print reading classes but no certifications.