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DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES


Associate in Science Degree

To receive an Associate in Science degree from El Camino College, a student must complete at least 60 units in degree applicable college courses which must include general education requirements and course work in an approved transfer major or associate degree program. Course work toward the degree must be completed with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 or higher. A minimum of 12 of the required 60 degree applicable units must be successfully completed at El Camino College. A notation of “Graduation with Honors” is earned with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. Students must file an intent to graduate in the evaluations area located in the Admissions Office by the deadline date published in the schedule of classes.

At least 50% of the major requirements for the Associate in Science Degree must be completed at El Camino College.

Day Program:

Complete a minimum of 24 units from:

Welding 1 Introduction to Welding Process

(8 units)

Welding 2abc Basic Welding Technology

(8 units)


Evening Program:

Complete a minimum of 24 units from:

Welding 21 Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)

(3 units)

Welding 23abc Arc Welding Certification

(3 units)

Welding 40abcd Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)

 (3 units)

Welding 45abcd Structural Fabrication and Blueprint Reading

 (5 units)


Recommended Electives:

Computer Aided Design/Drafting 5 Introduction to Mechanical Drafting

(3 units)

Machine Tool Technology 16ab General Metals

(3 units)

Technical Mathematics 1 Technical Mathematics for Vocational Students

 (3 units)

English A
or qualifying score for English 1A
on English Placement Test
Writing the College Essay

 (3 units)


Total Units: 24-27


Certificates of Achievement

A Certificate of Achievement is awarded to students who complete the prescribed program with a 2.0 grade point average.
A Certificate of Achievement with Honors is awarded to students who complete the prescribed program with a 3.0 grade point average.
A Certificate of Achievement with High Honors is awarded to students who complete the prescribed program with a 3.5 grade point average or above.


A Certificate of Achievement will be granted upon completion of the courses in the day or evening program for the Welding I or Welding II options. At least 50% of the courses required for the Certificate of Achievement must be completed at El Camino College.

Welding 1 Option:

Day Program:

Complete 32 units from:

Welding 1 Introduction to Welding Process

(8 units)

Welding 2abc Basic Welding Technology

(8 units)


Total Units: 32

Evening Program:

Complete a minimum of 32 units from:

Welding 21 Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)

(3 units)

Welding 23abc Arc Welding Certification

(3 units)

Welding 40abcd Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)

(3 units)

Welding 45abcd Structural Fabrication and Blueprint Reading

(5 units)


Total Units: 32


Welding II Option:

Day Program:

Complete 32 units from:

Welding 1 Introduction to Welding Process

(8 units)

Welding 2abc Basic Welding Technology

(8 units)



Complete 9-12 units from the following:

Computer Aided Design/Drafting 5 Introduction to Mechanical Drafting

(3 units)

Machine Tool Technology 16ab General Metals

(3 units)

Technical Mathematics 1 Technical Mathematics for Vocational Students

 (3 units)

English A
or qualifying score for English 1A
on English Placement Test
Writing the College Essay

 (3 units)


Total Units: 41-44


Evening Program:

Complete a minimum of 32 units from:

Welding 21 Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welding

(3 units)

Welding 23abc Arc Welding Certification

(3 units)

Welding 40abcd Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)

(3 units)

Welding 45abcd Structural Fabrication and Blueprint Reading

(5 units)


Complete 9-12 units from the following:

Computer Aided Design/Drafting 5 Introduction to Mechanical Drafting

(3 units)

Machine Tool Technology 16ab General Metals

(3 units)

Technical Mathematics 1 Technical Mathematics for Vocational Students

 (3 units)

English A
or qualifying score for English 1A
on English Placement Test
Writing the College Essay

 (3 units)

Total Units: 41-44

Gainful Employment Disclosure Information

2010-2011 On-time Completion Rates and Estimated Cost of Program (Welding I)

2010-2011 On-time Completion Rates and Estimated Cost of Program (Welding I - Compton)

2009-2010 On-time Completion Rates and Estimated Cost of Program (Welding I)

2009-2010 On-time Completion Rates and Estimated Cost of Program (Welding II)

 Last Published 3/23/12