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Welding Technology

Program Length:
1050 hours (approximately 11 months – full time)

Program Offered:
August & January

Delivery Method:
Traditional – 100% classroom based

Days & Times:
Monday – Friday     7:05 a.m. –  1:50 p.m.

Course Content:
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:

  • Blueprint Reading for Welders
  • Employability Skills
  • GMAW – Gas Metal ARC Welding (plate)
  • GTAW – Gas Tungsten ARC Welding (plate)
  • OAC – Acetylene Cutting
  • P.A.C. – Plasma ARC Cutting
  • SMAW – Shielded Metal ARC Welding (plate)
  • 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 certification, students may be awarded credits toward an Associate Degree by Broward College. Students must enroll within two (2) years of completing the program at Atlantic Technical College. Additional college credit may be awarded with the attainment of additional industry certifications.

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Advisor: [email protected]

Job Outlook in the South Florida Tri-County Area:

According to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the current South Florida Tri-County entry annual salary range for Welding Technology positions is approximately $21,800 – $32,200.  Actual wages may vary according to education, certifications, and experience.

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity