MAY 7-9, 2024
The annual Western States Corrosion Seminar was founded in 1967 as a not-for-profit educational program for the corrosion industry. Today, this seminar continues that tradition by offering excellent educational course work, from industry professionals, in cathodic protection and related fields. Back to Top
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Joe Dorsey (Southern California Gas Company) was drafted to be the first Chairman and future meetings were moved to the Pacific Gas and Electric Company auditorium in Bakersfield as a more convenient location for both Northern and Southern California committee people to assemble. Before the first Seminar, many meetings were held to select a location and time. The program, budget, speakers, publicity, and dates for the 1967 opening Seminar were determined.
In order to avoid the overworked term "Short Course," the name Western States Corrosion Seminar was chosen. California State Polytechnic College (Cal Poly), Voorhis Unit, in San Dimas, California, was chosen the Seminar location for the first five years. In 1972, the Seminar was moved to the new Center for Continuing Education building at the Cal Poly campus in Pomona. The Center is presently called Kellogg West and has continued to be the Seminar site since 1972.
The General Session consists of introductory remarks, welcome by an AMPP representitive, and the key-note address or film.
The Fundamentals Course is designed for the new comer to the corrosion field and those with less than 2 years of experience.
The Intermediate Course is designed to further corrosion knowledge for those with at least 2 years of experience in the industry.
The Adanced Course provides specialized information on a variety of corrosion topics for indivduals looking for more advanced theory.
The Rectifier Course runs concurrently with the seminar. After the 2.5 day instruction, a certificate is available for those that pass the exam.
The CP Tester Course runs concurrently with the seminar. After the 2.5 day instruction, a certificate is available for those that pass the exam.
WSCS exhibitors are able to show their products and/or services. An intimate setting with excellent access to all attendees.