Academic Catalogs

Advanced II Welding (FCAW), Certificate of Specialization

Banner Code: 1_CE_FCAWB

Not Financial Aid Eligible

The Weld Testing Certificates of Specialization will be awarded upon successful completion of a proficiency test for each identified level (e.g., Level I, II, etc.) within a category of welding (i.e., SMAW, FCAW, GTAW, GMAW or Pipe). The indicated Weld Testing class must be repeated for each type of certificate received. Higher levels of certification will potentially lead to better paying jobs within the industry.

Program Outcomes:

  1. Acquire the necessary skills training for proficiency in taking a welding qualification test for certification which may be required for employment.
  2. Improve or develop additional proficiencies required for professional growth or advancement in their current employment.

Review Graduation Requirements.

Course Title Units
Required Courses
WELD A100Arc & Oxy-acetylene Welding3-4
or WELD A101 Arc & Oxy-acetylene Welding
WELD A109Weld Testing FCAW 10.5
or WELD A110 Weld Testing FCAW 2
WELD A115Arc and Oxy-acetylene Welding Practice Level 11-2
or WELD A215 Advanced Arc and Oxy-Acetylene Level 1
WELD A200Advanced Welding3-4
or WELD A201 Advanced Welding
Total Units7.5-10.5

Program Sequence

These sequences at Orange Coast College are curriculum maps for students to finish all requirements for the certificate. There may be advisories, prerequisites, or time requirements that students need to consider before following these maps. Students are advised to meet with an Orange Coast College Counselor for alternate sequencing. 

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
Arc & Oxy-acetylene Welding
or Arc & Oxy-acetylene Welding
Semester 2
Arc and Oxy-acetylene Welding Practice Level 1
or Advanced Arc and Oxy-Acetylene Level 1
Advanced Welding
or Advanced Welding
Weld Testing FCAW 1
or Weld Testing FCAW 2
 Total Units7.5-10.5