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
- Must have high school diploma or its equivalent, or must have passed the Ability-to-Benefit Exam Wonderlic Basic Skills Test (WBST) and achieve a passing score of 200 for the Verbal test and 210 for the Quantitative test
- Diplomas from other countries are not accepted. In such cases, an Ability-to-Benefit Exam is required.
- Must be at least 16 years of age. If under age of 18, parent/guardian written consent is required. High school diploma, equivalent or Ability-to-Benefit exam is required.
California Welding Institute does not accept any credits earned at other institutions or through challenge examinations and achievement tests. This institution has not entered into an articulation or transfer agreement with any other college or university. It only accepts welder qualification test records from its affiliate, Advanced Weldtec, Inc to satisfy course pre-requisites.
California Welding Institute does not award credit for prior experiential learning.
California Welding Institute does not admit International students. No visa related services are offered by the institution.
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. A pro rata refund is applied; the amount owed by the student equals the daily charge for the program (total charge for period of attendance divided by the number of hours in the program), prior to withdrawal. No refunds are issued after the student has received 60 percent of the clock hours of instruction. Non-refundable charges will not be refunded.
For purposes of determining a refund, a student shall be considered to have withdrawn from an education program when he or she cancels following the Cancellation Procedure or is permanently dismissed in accordance with the policies stated in the institution’s catalog.
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/withdrawals 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), “The State of California established the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic loss suffered by a student in an educational program at a qualifying institution, who is or was a California resident while enrolled, or was enrolled in a residency program, if the student enrolled in the institution, prepaid tuition, and suffered an economic loss. Unless relieved of the obligation to do so, you must pay the state-imposed assessment for the STRF, or it must be paid on your behalf, if you are a student in an educational program, who is a California resident, or are enrolled in a residency program, and prepay all or part of your tuition. You are not eligible for protection from the STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF assessment, if you are not a California resident, or are not enrolled in a residency program.”
In accordance with 5 CCR §76215(b), "“It is important that you keep copies of your enrollment agreement, financial aid documents, receipts, or any other information that documents the amount paid to the school. Questions regarding the STRF may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, 1747 North Market Blvd, Suite 225, Sacramento, CA 95833, (916) 431-6959 or (888) 370-7589.
To be eligible for STRF, you must be a California resident or are enrolled in a residency program, prepaid tuition, paid or deemed to have paid the STRF assessment, and suffered an economic loss as a result of any of the following:
1. The institution, a location of the institution, or an educational program offered by the institution was closed or discontinued, and you did not choose to participate in a teach-out plan approved by the Bureau or did not complete a chosen teach-out plan approved by the Bureau.
2. You were enrolled at an institution or a location of the institution within the 120 day period before the closure of the institution or location of the institution, or were enrolled in an educational program within the 120 day period before the program was discontinued.
3. You were enrolled at an institution or a location of the institution more than 120 days before the closure of the institution or location of the institution, in an educational program offered by the institution as to which the Bureau determined there was a significant decline in the quality or value of the program more than 120 days before closure.
4. The institution has been ordered to pay a refund by the Bureau but has failed to do so.
5. The institution has failed to pay or reimburse loan proceeds under a federal student loan program as required by law, or has failed to pay or reimburse proceeds received by the institution in excess of tuition and other costs.
6. You have been awarded restitution, a refund, or other monetary award by an arbitrator or court, based on a violation of this chapter by an institution or representative of an institution, but have been unable to collect the award from the institution.
7. You sought legal counsel that resulted in the cancellation of one or more of your student loans and have an invoice for services rendered and evidence of the cancellation of the student loan or loans.
To qualify for STRF reimbursement, the application must be received within four (4) years from the date of the action or event that made the student eligible for recovery from STRF.
A student whose loan is revived by a loan holder or debt collector after a period of noncollection may, at any time, file a written application for recovery from STRF for the debt that would have otherwise been eligible for recovery. If it has been more than four (4) years since the action or event that made the student eligible, the student must have filed a written application for recovery within the original four (4) year period, unless the period has been extended by another act of law.
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.
Approval & 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.”