Academic Catalogs

Orbital Welding, Certificate of Specialization

Banner Code: 1_CE_ORBW

Not Financial Aid Eligible

Students completing the Certificate of Specialization in Orbital Welding will be prepared for entry-level employment in the piping industry.

Program Outcome

Perform welds on pipe or tubing using orbital welding equipment to the standards of AWS and ASME Code.

Review Graduation Requirements.

Course Title Units
Required Courses
WELD A120Mathematics & Fabrication Layout for Welders4
WELD A180Blueprint Reading2
WELD A255Orbital Welding Level 13
WELD A230Welding Metallurgy3
WELD A256Orbital Welding Level 23
Total Units15

Orbital Welding Suggested Electives:
WELD A130 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Level 1
WELD A131 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Level 2


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. 

Some courses in this program may be offered once per academic year.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
Arc & Oxy-acetylene Welding
or Arc & Oxy-acetylene Welding
or Occupational Welding Level 1
Semester 2
WELD A255 Orbital Welding Level 1 3
WELD A120 Mathematics & Fabrication Layout for Welders 4
WELD A180 Blueprint Reading 2
Year 2
Semester 1
WELD A256 Orbital Welding Level 2 3
WELD A230 Welding Metallurgy 3
 Total Units18-19