Welding Technology

Welding Technology

General Information

The Welding Technology Program introduces students to both the theoretical and manipulative skills necessary to perform in a broad range of welding careers. Students practice several different types of manual welding and learn the technical and scientific aspects of the welding process.

Processes include SMAW, GMAW, GTAW, FCAW and OAW/OFC

FALL 2022

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The Laney College Welding Department is planning to have course offered in the FALL 2022 (late August Start). The courses will include face to face (in person) laboratory and face to face lectures.

Please keep in mind that the Pandemic is a dynamic situation and that our schedule and course offerings may change as needed to safeguard the community. COVID specific protocols will be instituted during the semester.



Lecture will be held on campus in the hour preceding the Laboratory period.

Note: If the Pandemic conditions warrant, The lecture may change online via Zoom or be asynchronous (video lectures) And laboratories will remain in person.


Homework and Supplemental Materials

All of our course materials will have an online component via CANVAS, including quizzes, homework, discussion, readings, video reference material etc.

Log on to Canvas via the portal used to access your College email.

Canvas log on instructions

Go to: Canvas log on


Computer Access

Chrome book computers are available on a loaner program with the college.

Go to: Chromebook loaner program





  • Courses will run the full semester, except Weld 215 ( 1.5 units shorter schedule)
  • The course will meet two days a week for one hour lecture and two hours laboratory each day.


Lab time Monday/Wednesday  Tuesday/ Thursday Sat 
9:00 am-1:00pm Weld 215
2pm-5pm Weld 205 Weld 203/221

Weld 204/211

6pm-9pm Weld 205

Weld 203


Weld 204/211



  • Weld 205 is the Introduction to Welding course, recommended first course.
  • All course have lecture and lab
  • For a given course, you cannot take sequential levels, ex. “a” and “b” level, in the same session.
  • Weld 215, Welding for ECT Technicians will be offered in Fall 2022 on Saturday


Personal Protective Equipment

All students must have their own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

See the section on PPE for a full description.

If you cannot afford a Helmet, we can loan you a helmet for the laboratory session.

Please contact your instructors if you are having difficulty procuring your PPE.


Required PPE 

  • Helmet: all course, except weld 221 A-B
  • Gas welding goggles: Weld 205 and 221 A-B
  • Welding Gloves: required for all courses, specific types for each course
      • Weld 203, GTAW: TIG gloves
      • Weld 205 Introduction to Welding: medium weight MIG gloves
      • Weld 204, GMAW: MIG gloves
      • Weld 211, SMAW: MIG gloves or heavy weight gloves
      • Weld 221 OAW: medium weight MIG gloves
  • Safety glasses: polycarbonate, ANSI 87.1,
  • Ear plugs: washable silicone with lanyard
  • Breathing protection: Half mask Respirator with p100 or N95 mask, required under COVID.
  • Welding Jacket: preferred either Fire Retardant (FR) cotton or leather welding jacket
  • Welding cap for head: all cotton
  • Long Pants: cotton/denim
  • Closed Toe Leather Shoes: preferred either work boots or steel toe