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 may earn as many as 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.

HOURS

750, approximately one year (38 weeks)

COST

Tuition is approximately $4,883, plus books and fees (PDF)

TESTING REQUIREMENTS

Postsecondary Readiness Test (PERT)

LOCATION

MTC Main Campus

STARTING SALARIES

Vary, ranging from $23,740 to $55,560*

*Based on local industry information.

 

RECENT EMPLOYERS OF GRADUATES

  • Antebellum Manufacturing, Inc.
  • US Arc Force, Inc.
  • Klahm and Sons, Inc.
  • Del Zotto Steel and Concrete Products of Florida, Inc.

 

PROUD SUPPORTERS OF PROGRAM

  • E-One, Inc.
  • Townley Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Antebellum Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Dixie Metal Products, Inc.
  • Arnold Industries, Inc.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

Advanced Welding Technologies Master Plan of Instruction
(PDFopens in a new window)

  • Pulse welding
  • Welding fabrication
  • Specific welding skills desired by local industry
  • Preparation for AWS and ASME welding certifications
  • Advanced welding skills and equipment

INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS 

AWS “Certified Welder” (Additional, separate AWS welding certifications available.)

 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Various manufacturing environments
  • Power plants
  • Pipeline welding for petroleum companies
  • Entrepreneurship opportunities
  • Fabrication businesses

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS

JOSHUA ESPOSITO

Instructor, Full-Time

20 Years Experience In Welding From Aeronautics to Pressure Vessels, Instructor at MTC Since 2013.

PETER BUTTERINI III

Instructor, Part-Time

Certified Welding Inspector, 9 Years Experience in Welding Industry, MTC Alumnus, Instructor at MTC Since 2017.

STEPS TO ENROLLMENT

  • ATTEND AN INFORMATION SESSION
  • APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID, IF APPLICABLE
  • COMPLETE THE ONLINE APPLICATION
  • MEET WITH AN ADMISSIONS ADVISOR
  • FILL OUT YOUR PROGRAM’S SUPPLEMENTAL PACKET, IF APPLICABLE
  • PAY YOUR APPLICATION FEE
  • INTERVIEW WITH INSTRUCTOR, IF NECESSARY

ADDITIONAL FORMS

N/A

BOOK LIST

Tuition is approximately $4,500, plus books and fees (PDF)

ONLINE COMPONENT

N/A