1050 hours/approx. 11 months – full time
M – F 7:05 a.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Students will work in a specialized classroom and practical laboratory learning how to cut and join metal parts through the application of arc welding. Instruction includes: selection of proper torch tips; adjustment of gas pressure and flame according to the size and characteristics of metal; selection of proper electrodes; adjustment of voltage and current for the type of metal; flame cutting, and use of equipment introducing a shield of inert gas (MIG-TIG & FCAWP), around the electric arc to prevent oxidation. Instruction also involves classroom and practical experiences to teach students to fabricate and weld joints and perform fabrication in the basic area of welding. Related instruction in blueprint reading and layout is included as an integral part of the program. Safety instruction is provided throughout the program and safe practices and procedures are stressed in all lab situations.
Additional Skills Covered:
- SMAW – Shielded Metal ARC Welding (plate)
- GMAW – Gas Metal ARC Welding (plate)
- GTAW – Gas Tungsten ARC Welding (plate)
- OAC – Acetylene Cutting
- Blueprint Reading for Welders
- P.A.C. – Plasma ARC Cutting
- Employability Skills
- Welding Certification Available
Industry Certification & State Credential Exams:
Students will be prepared to take an approved state and/or nationally recognized industry certification or licensure exam in their field of study.
College Credit Transfer Opportunity and/or Advanced Standing:
Upon completion of the program and meeting eligibility requirements, including the attainment of an aligned industry credential, students may be awarded credits toward an AS/AAS Degree by Broward College. Students must enroll in Broward College within 2 years of completing the program at Atlantic Technical College. Additional college credit may be awarded with the attainment of additional industry credentials.
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