Build with steel! Control fire, electricity, and gas to dismantle, create, and build a wide range of metal products. Utilize advanced welding techniques to manipulate metal for construction, industrial, and artistic applications. Operate the same advanced welding equipment utilized by professionals. This program prepares students for American Welding Society D 1.1 Structural Welding certification.The purpose of the Welding Technology program is to prepare students for employment as welders in the fabricating and repair industry as well as the construction industry.
The program combines classroom instruction with hands-on laboratory experiences to teach students to weld and cut metal by the oxyacetylene and electric arc methods. Students will become knowledgeable about the inert gas-shielded welding methods (MIG & TIG). Students will learn techniques of metal layout and fabrication through the use of special hand tools and machines. “AWS” and “AISI” standards are used to appraise welding performance. The content includes leadership, communication skills, human relations and employability skills, and safe and efficient work practices.
The following table illustrates the program structure:
|Course #||OCP||Course Name||Hours|
Welder Assistant 1
|B||Welder, SMAW 1
Welder, SMAW 2
|Program starts August 10, 2018|
Approximately 10 months
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Welding Technology Fee Sheet
- Common Welding Processes
- Sheild Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
- Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
- Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
- Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW)
- Oxyfuel Processes
- Plazma Cutting
- Blueprint Reading
American Welding Society D 1.1 Structural Welding Certification
According to O'Net Online, jobs for welders, cutters, and welder fitters are expected to grow 18% in Florida between 2014-2024.
Steps to Enroll
- Attend an Information Session (Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. and Thursday at 1:00 p.m. [when school is in session])
- Meet with an admissions specialist
- Take the TABE test, if applicable
- Obtain official transcripts, if applicable (high school, GED, college, etc.)
- Apply for financial aid (official transcripts required)
- Provide appropriate residency documents
- Complete application packet
- Pay application fee
- Michael Landrum & William Bluhm
- (239) 334-4544 - Mr. Bluhm ext. 343; Mr. Landrum ext. 330