Welding Technology

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The welding technology program prepares students for employment in a variety of welding-related occupations in the manufacturing, industrial, or utility industries. This program has been offered by MTC since 2008.

The program teaches students basic to intermediate skills of four major welding processes, Shielded Metal Arc (SMAW), Flux-Cored Arc (FCAW), Gas Metal Arc (GMAW), and Gas Tungsten Arc (GTAW) welding processes.

This course also includes blueprint reading and basic principles of pipe welding. The program combines classroom theory, and hands-on learning to provide a comprehensive training experience. At the end of this course, students will have the opportunity to become AWS “Certified Welders.”

COURSES:

Welder Assistant 1 PMT0070
Welder Assistant 2 PMT0071
(Prerequisite: PMT0070)
Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 1 PMT0072
(Prerequisites: PMT0070 and PMT0071)
Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 2 PMT0073
(Prerequisites: PMT0070, PMT0071, and PMT0072)
Welder PMT0074
(Prerequisites: PMT0070, PMT0071, PMT0072, and PMT0073)

EMPLOYMENT OUTLOOK:

Trained welders will have good job opportunities, as some welding employers report difficulty finding trained welders.

SALARY RANGE:

In the state of Florida, welders may earn between $23,740 and $55,560 per year.*

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Standard career and technical program admission procedures (see MTC catalog)
  • High school diploma—standard or GED is recommended
  • Interviews will be scheduled for applicants meeting criteria and deadline

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION:

Upon completion of all program requirements, students earn a Certificate of Completion in Applied Welding Technology.

CERTIFICATIONS:

Students will have the opportunity to earn an AWS “Certified Welder” certification and two additional AWS welding certifications in any of four welding processes in 2G, 3G, 4G, or 6G welding positions. Students may also earn 10-hour OSHA safety credential and CPR certification.

ITEMIZED COST SHEET:

To view the  Welding Technology Program itemized costs sheet, please click here.

Advanced Welding Technology:

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The Welding Technology—Advanced Program prepares students for advanced employment opportunities in the welding industry. The training includes Shielded Metal Arc Welding pipe welding, pipe fitting, and advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, The training also explores emerging technologies which include pulse welding, fabrication, and other specific welding skills desired by local business and industry. Students completing this program will earn up to three AWS or ASME Welding Certifications. This course is for experienced welders, or welders who completed a welding career certificate program, or college level welding program.

COURSES:

Advanced Welder 1 PMT0075
Advanced Welder 2 PMT0076
(Prerequisite: PMT0075)

EMPLOYMENT OUTLOOK:

Trained welders will have good job opportunities, as some welding employers report difficulty finding trained welders.

SALARY RANGE:

Nationally, welders earn an average wage of $24,720 to $56,130 per year.*

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Standard career and technical program admission procedures (see MTC catalog)
  • High school diploma—standard or GED is recommended
  • Verifiable work experience in welding, or documented proof of completing a welding training program
  • Interviews will be scheduled for applicants meeting criteria and deadline

 

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION:

Upon completion of all program requirements, students earn a Certificate of Completion in Welding Technology—Advanced.

CERTIFICATIONS:

Students will have the opportunity to earn an AWS “Certified Welder” certification and two additional AWS welding certifications in any of four welding processes in 2G, 3G, 4G, or 6G welding positions. Students may also earn 10-hour OSHA safety credential and CPR certification.

This program is eligible for Veteran’s Administration Education Benefits.

To view the Welding Technology program itemized costs sheet, please click here.

ITEMIZED COST SHEET:

To view the  Welding Technology – Advanced Program itemized costs sheet, please click here.


 

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