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Mark Tait

Welding Professor: MARK TAIT
phone: (562) 860-2451 Ext. 2948
email: mtait@cerritos.edu
Teaching Assignment: Weld 49, 59, 130, (Only PM Classes)
Office Hours: T & W 5:30 pm - 6 pm and M,T,W,Th 10:00 pm -10:30 pm

WELDING LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS:

  • American Welding Society (AWS) Certified Welding Inspector (1992 to present)
  • American Welding Society (AWS) Certified Welding Educator (1992 to present)
  • State of California Contractors License for Structural Steel Welding
  • State of California Contractors License for Concrete
  • L.A. City Weld Test Facilities Deputy Inspector (1995 to present)
  • L.A. City Weld Test Facilities Laboratory Manager (1995 to present)
  • L.A. City Licensed Welder for Structural Steel - SMAW and Multiple FCAW Wires
  • L.A. City Licensed Welder for Light Gauge Steel - SMAW - FCAW - GMAW
  • L.A. City Licensed Welder for Reinforcing Steel (Rebar)
  • L.A. City Licensed Welder for Structural Aluminum
  • AWS Certified Welder for Shielded Metal Arc Welding
  • AWS Certified Welder for Flux Cored Arc Welding
  • AWS Certified Welder for Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
  • AWS Certified Welder for Gas Metal Arc Welding
  • ASME Certified Welder for Pipe and Pressure Vessels
  • Multiple AWS Aerospace Aluminum GTAW Certifications
  • Multiple AWS Aerospace Stainless Steel GTAW Certifications
  • Multiple AWS Aerospace Chromoly GTAW Certifications

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

  • Bachelor Degree in Vocational Education with Honors
  • Associate Degree in Welding Technology with Honors
  • Associate Degree in General Studies with Honors
  • Associate Degree in Psychology with Honors
  • College Program Certificate of Achievement in Arc Welding with Honors
  • College Program Certificate of Achievement in Inert Gas Welding with Honors
  • College Program Certificate of Achievement in Pipe Welding with Honors
  • College Program Certificate of Achievement in Structural Fabrication with Honors
  • Completion of Eight Regional Occupational Programs Welding Classes with Honors
  • State of California Teaching Credential: Career Technical Education
  • Completion of 25 College Welding Classes with Honors

TEACHING & RELATED EXPERIENCE:

  • Former Licensing & Certification Instructor for the Steam Fitters Union and Plumbers Union
  • Former L.A. Unified School District, Teacher for the Steam Fitters Union and Plumbers Union
  • Former American Builders and Contractors Association - Certified Instructor
  • Former American Welding Society Student Affairs Chairman (12 years of volunteer service)
  • Former L.A. County Unified School District Credentialed, Special Projects Instructor
  • Private Corporation Training Seminars and Certification Development Programs
  • Research, Design and Product Development Consultant
  • Developer and publisher of fifteen Educational Welding Training Manuals
  • United States Government, Department of Defense - Welding Inspection Seminars Instructor
  • United States Army - Iraq War - Military Vehicles Welding Consultant
  • American Builders and Contractors Association - Certified Instructor (50 State Certification)
  • CODE: T.E.S.D. = 1988

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