The Cuesta College Welding Technology program has a strong history of preparing students for work in industry. Students are afforded the opportunity to obtain Certificates of Specialization, Certificates of Achievement and/or an Associative Science Degree in welding technology. The welding curriculum is well rounded with courses ranging from Basic Welding through Certification, as well as courses in Metallurgy, Blueprint Reading and Welding Power. The shop facility includes twenty multi-process welding stations with current power supply technology. There are a total of six part-time instructors and one full-time instructor. Two instructors are CWI’s. Welder qualifications are offered in structural steel and pipe welding to AWS D1.1, ASME Sec IX and API 1104.