Welding Schools In California

Congratulations on taking that first step to creating an amazing future by considering a welding career. Now, the big questions is – which welding school in California is right for you?

There is a lot of opportunity for welders in all parts of California, especially on their vast coastlines.

There are several great schools to consider in California to get an Associate’s degree or a certificate in welding. So, check out all the options below and start doing your research to find the right one for you.

California Welding Schools

Below are some of the best welding schools in California that are close to you.

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The additional California welding schools below are others that should definitely be on your list to consider. There are opportunities to do a 2-year program and earn an Associate’s degree or you can also invest in a certificate program which usually requires less of a time investment.

We recommend you contact the schools or programs that interest you – maybe because of cost or location – and get more information. Speak to their admissions office and of course do your homework on the school and find out what past students have said.

This is a big decision! Make sure you know all you can about the welding school you are considering.

Advanced Career Institute

Type: 2 Year College or Certificate Program
Enrollment: 670
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 70%
Average Net Price: $17,767
Job Placement: Yes
Accreditation: Council on Occupational Education

College of the Redwoods

Type: 2 Year College or Certificate Program
Enrollment: 3,891
Housing: Yes
Graduation Rate: 27%
Average Net Price: $7,475
Job Placement: Yes
Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Orange Coast College

Type:

San Bernardino Valley College

Type: 2 Year College or Certificate Program
Enrollment: 12,206
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 18%
Average Net Price: $9,858
Job Placement: Yes
Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Woodland Community College

Type: 2 Year College or Certificate Program
Enrollment: 4,598
Housing: No
Graduation Rate: 15%
Average Net Price: $6,914
Job Placement: Yes
Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

California Welding Salaries

The welding salaries in California are a bit higher than the national average with a median annual salary of $45,930. The top areas for wages are in San Francisco, San Jose, and Vallejo.

State Median Annual Salary: $45,930
State Median Hourly Salary $22.08
City Median Salary

Choosing The Right California Welding School

When evaluating the options for a California welding school, there are a few things to consider.

Use this list as a guide to assist you in making the best choice for your personality and needs.

  • Do you prefer an urban or country vibe?
  • Will you need financial aid, scholarships, or can you pay in full?
  • Do you have the desire to stay on a campus or do you want to commute?
  • Will you be going part time or full time?
  • Do you know what kind of welding you are interested in doing?
  • Would you be interested in a 2 year degree or just want a certificate program?
  • Will you need help with job placement?

Each school is unique in some way, so knowing the answers to these questions can help you pick a school that you will be comfortable in and that can meet your unique needs.

So, if you are ready to kick off your welding career in California, then get in touch with a school and get started on your journey!

All the information provided here is current as of early 2022. We will update the information as often as we can!