Welding Technology


Welding Technology (Veterans Education Approval)

The Welding Technology program covers all 4 major welding processes including SMAW, GTAW, GMAW and FCAW. Also included is an in-depth study of the American Welding Society welding symbols and blueprint reading for welders. Additional training such as Torch and Plasma Cutting and Carbon Arc Gouging along with related equipment is also covered. Training will include basis to advance welding positions on plate and pipe as well as ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

Welding is a skill used by many trades: sheet metal workers, iron-workers, diesel mechanics, boilermakers, carpenters, marine construction, steamfitters, glaziers, repair and maintenance personnel in applications ranging from the sculpture home hobbyist to heavy fabrication of bridges, ships and many other projects. A variety of welding processes are used to join units of metal. As a welder, you may work for shipyards, manufacturers, contractors, federal, state, county, and city governments, firms requiring maintenance mechanics, and repair shops.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are there testing requirements?
A: All applicants for Career and Technical Education programs 450 hours or more are required to take a state-mandated basic skills test, unless they meet an exemption. Program specific minimum levels are required, which are exit requirements for the award of a Career Certificate. Several exemptions are accepted. To be exempt, a student must submit official documentation for verification. Refer to Exit Requirements.

Q: What are the prerequisites for the program?
A: There are no prerequisites.

Q: Is there any entrance testing?
A. No

Q: Is Financial Aid available?
A: Yes, contact the Financial Aid Office at 772-564-6248 for more information.

Q: Is a payment plan available?
A: A payment plan option is available for information contact 772-564-6248.