• Duarte Unified's collaboration with Mt. San Antonio College and several business and community partners including Delafield Corporation, SoCal Gas and the Duarte Chamber of Commerce has resulted in a dual enrollment career training program designed to give students in Grades 9-12 the skills and knowledge necessary to obtain employment in a variety of industries related to Welding and Fabrication that include construction, aerospace, lighting, and automotive aftermarket industries.

    Positions in the field of welding and fabrication are in high demand, especially those requiring expert certifications. As part of this dual enrollment program, we are proud to partner with Delafield Corporation to provide students with authentic insight and experience in the work place. Delafield is a full line distributor for several manufacturers. They specialize in the engineering, manufacturing, and sales of products that utilize piping, pumps, hoses, manifolds, valves, and tubing to move both fluids and gases for elite clients including NASA.

    Through this unique partnership, students have the opportunity to obtain an Associate of Science Degree in Welding, as well as four academic certificates of completion including certification for Structural Steel - Manual and Semi-Automatic, and Light Gage Steel.

    The program incorporates safety and proper set-up and operation of welding processes and equipment along with hands-on laboratory exercises. Classes are held on the Duarte High School campus taught by a Mt. San Antonio Instructor.

    For more information, contact Ms. Michelle Trail at mtrail@duarteusd.org or (626) 599-5737