MiraCosta College Community Education and Workforce Development

Metal Fabrication Courses

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about the metal fabrication courses

Welding and Metal Fabrication

This welding and metal fabrication class is the same course that has been previously offered by San Dieguito Community Education. The SDA metal shop helps long-time instructor, Bob Krough, expose students to welding and other authentic manufacturing processes. Topics include:

  • Oxy-acetylene welding, cutting, brazing, soldering
  • SMAW: electrodes and positions
  • GMAW: hardwire, short and spray arc, gas coverage
  • FCAW: inner and dual shield
  • GTAW: aluminum, magnesium, stainless steel, carbon steel, brass, and gas coverage
  • Plasma arc cutting

Students will also learn fabrication math, specialty certifications, fabrication skills, job steps from start to finish, tacking, squaring, order of welding, and basic critical thinking.

We are offering a similar welding and metal fabrication course at the John Landes Center on Mondays. Please see the events calendar for dates/times.


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Tuition $375
Tuition is FREE through the DOL funded America’s Promise Grant. Note: A $150 charge to cover administrative costs will be collected upon registration.

Course Length
60 hours each

Hours of Instruction
Mondays, 5:00-9:00pm
Tuesdays or Thursdays, 6:00-10:00pm
Please see the events calendar for dates

Completion of enrollment documents.
Students must be at least 15 years of age.

after course completion


If you successfully complete this course, you will receive a MiraCosta College Certificate of Accomplishment.

Career Paths

These courses are for enrichment purposes. Although you will learn a number of things about metal, welding, and/or fabrication, these courses are not designed to prepare you for immediate employment within advanced manufacturing.

meet your instructor

Scott Hannum - Soldering InstructorNick Scott

Nick has been in the welding industry for over 7 years as a quality control manager and inspector. He holds his AWS CWI and consults for new contracts in regards to welder qualifications and welding procedures. He has been acting QC for LA City Certified Fabricator with MWS/Sheet Steel/Reinforcing endorsements.

take the next step

We offer information sessions for many of our job training programs. The information session offers you the opportunity to learn all about the programs in a relaxed environment.
Our instructors will be available at this time to answer all of your questions. Call us at 760.795.6820 to register.

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