To enroll in any course, you must:
1- Meet pre-requisites for the course you intend to enroll in. Search course catalog for pre-requisites.
2- Read, understand and agree to the terms and conditions outlined in this enrollment form
Enrollment Terms and Conditions
Individuals who meet the following criteria are eligible to enroll in the Welder Training Courses & Career Course Bundles, One-Day Welding Classes, Pre-Test Practice/Training Sessions, and Professional Development Courses:
- Must have high school diploma or its equivalent, or
- Must have passed one of the following Ability-to-Benefit Exams:
- Wonderlic Basic Skills Test (WBST) and achieve a passing score of 200 for the Verbal test and 210 for the Quantitative test
- ACCUPLACER tests and achieve a passing score of 55 in Reading and Comprehension, 60 in Sentence Skills and 34 in Arithmetic.
- Must be at least 16 years of age. If under age of 18, parent/guardian written consent is required.
The following fees are subject to change without notice. At time of payment, students will be charged in accordance to the following fee schedule:
- All courses have a non-refundable registration fee of $250
- All courses have a non-refundable student tuition recovery fund fee of $0
- Professional Development Courses have non-refundable required publications fee (fee varies per course. see course description).
- For specific course fees, see course descriptions below.
Class Attendance Requirements
Classes are held at 32081 Corydon St, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
For Professional Development Courses, students must adhere to the following class attendance requirements:
- Students must attend on the scheduled date
- Students are not allowed to reschedule once given and accepted a date
- Missed classes are forfeited, no credits given for later use.
Student’s Right to Cancel
Students can obtain a full refund of charges paid through attendance at the first class session or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later.
If the student has received federal student financial aid funds, the student is entitled to a refund of moneys not paid from federal student financial aid program funds.
Cancellations must be made in person during class hours and student must provide a written cancellation notice, signed and dated.
The following fees are not refundable:
- Student Tuition Recovery Fund
- Welding Rod bundle
- Welding Wire Spool
- Material bundle
- Books and online material access
- Required publications
Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF)
In accordance with 5 CCR §76215(a), ”You must pay the state-imposed assessment for the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) if all of the following applies to you:
1. You are a student in an educational program, who is a California resident, or are enrolled in a residency program, and prepay all of part of your tuition either by cash, guaranteed student loans, or personal loans, and
2. Your total charges are not paid by any third-party payer such as an employer, government program or other payer unless you have a separate agreement to repay the third party.
You are not eligible for protection from the STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF assessment if either of the following applies:
1. You are not a California resident, or are not enrolled in a residency program, or
2. Your total charges are paid by a third party, such as an employer, government program or other payer, and you have no separate agreement to repay the third party.”
In accordance with 5 CCR §76215(b), "The State of California created the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic losses suffered by students in educational programs who are California residents, or are enrolled in a residency program attending certain schools regulated by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.
You may be eligible for STRF if you are a California resident or are enrolled in a residency program, prepaid tuition, paid STRF assessment, and suffered an economic loss as a result of any of the following:
1. The school closed before the course of instruction was completed.
2. The school's failure to pay refunds or charges on behalf of a student to a third party for license fees or any other purpose, or to provide equipment or materials for which a charge was collected within 180 days before the closure of the school.
3. The school's failure to pay or reimburse loan proceeds under a federally guaranteed student loan program as required by law or to pay or reimburse proceeds received by the school prior to closure in excess of tuition and other costs.
4. There was a material failure to comply with the Act or the Division within 30-days before the school closed or, if the material failure began earlier than 30-days prior to closure, the period determined by the Bureau.
5. An inability after diligent efforts to prosecute, prove, and collect on a judgment against the institution for a violation of the Act."
However, no claim can be paid to any student without a social security number or a taxpayer identification number.
California Welding Institute LLC does not offer student loans.
If a student obtains a loan to pay for the course(s), the student will have to repay the full amount of the loan plus interest, less the amount of any refund, and if the student receives federal student financial aid funds, the student is entitled to a refund of the moneys not paid from federal financial aid funds, in accordance to the cancellation and refund policy stated in this catalog.
Per CEC94911(g)(1)(2), If a student defaults on a federal or state loan, both the following may occur:
- the federal or state government or a loan guarantee agency may take action against the student, including applying any income tax refund to which the person is entitled to reduce the balance owed on the loan,
- the student may not be eligible for any other federal student financial aid at another institution or other government financial assistance until the loan is repaid.
Notice Concerning Transferability of Credits and Credentials Earned at Our Institution
The transferability of credits you earn at California Welding Institute is at the complete discretion of an institution to which you may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the Course Completion Certificate you earn in Welder Training Courses, Career Course Bundles, and Professional Development Courses, is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer. If the Certificates that you earn at this institution are not accepted at the institution to which you seek to transfer, you may be required to repeat some or all of your coursework at that institution. For this reason, you should make certain that your attendance at this institution meets your educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which you may seek to transfer after attending California Welding Institute to determine if your certificate will transfer.
Accreditation & Status
California Welding Institute is a private institution, approved to operate by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). The Bureau’s approval means that the institution has complied with the standards set forth by the Bureau. The bureau does not endorse any programs and approval does not mean that the institution exceeds minimum state standards.
Per Ed. Code §94909(a), "Any questions a student may have regarding this catalog that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833, www.bppe.ca.gov, toll-free telephone number (888) 370-7589 or by fax (916) 263-1897."
Per Ed. Code §94909(a), “A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling (888) 370-7589 toll-free or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the bureau's internet web site www.bppe.ca.gov.”
Legally Binding Agreement
This enrollment agreement is a legally binding agreement when signed by the student and accepted by the California Welding Institute.