Welding Technology Advanced

Department of Manufacturing


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.


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750, approximately one year (38 weeks)

Tuition is approximately $4,551.38, plus books and fees (PDF)

Postsecondary Readiness Test (PERT)

MTC Main Campus

Tuition is approximately $4,551.38, plus books and fees (PDF)

Program Highlights


Vary, ranging from:

$23,740 to $55,560*

*Based on local industry information.


  • E-One, Inc.
  • Townley Engineering and Manufacturing Company, Inc.
  • Antebellum Manufacturing, LLC
  • Dixie Metal Products, Inc.
  • Triple Crown Trailers, LLC


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


Advanced Welding Technologies Master Plan of Instruction
(PDF– opens 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


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


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

Business Advisors

  • Beau Townley | Townley Mfg
  • Bryson Ward | Emergency one
  • Joseph Arnold | Arnold Industries South
  • Kathleen Betz | Mid-FL Regional Manufacturers Assoc.
  • Neil Foskey | Advanced Welding, Fabrication & Design
  • Heather O’Brien | Advanced Welding, Fabrication & Design

Steps To Enrollment

  • Step 1

    Complete & Submit Online Application.

  • Step 2

    Submit paperwork to Student Services at the MTC campus. Provide copies of two officially recognized proofs of residency, copies of Driver’s License, and the Supplemental Program Packet. Pay $20.00 non-refundable application fee. (Application Completed)

    SUPPLEMENTAL PACKETS VARY – Attending an Information Session may be required for acceptance into the program.

  • Step 3

    Financial Aid application – www.fafsa.gov
    Complete FAFSA application and provide a Student Aid Report (SAR). MTC school code: 031039

  • Step 4

    You will be notified by program department of acceptance. You will be notified by Financial Aid of estimated funds available. (Registered)

  • Step 5

    Pay fee and/or sign enrollment document to complete enrollment process in Student Fees.
    Seat in scheduled program is confirmed after Student Fees is completed. (Enrolled)