Welding Technology

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The mission of the Welding Technology program is to provide the necessary technical skills, knowledge, and attitudes to prepare students for employment and to provide advanced training in a variety of occupations in the welding industry.


The training includes the use of blueprints and/ or shop drawings, use of gases and/or welding processes according to diagram, blueprints or written specifications. Lab activities include various processes and techniques of oxyacetylene cutting (OFC), Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW).

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs)

The Welding Technology program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of three Occupational Completion Points. OCPs provide a student with early completion training options linked to employment opportunities established by the Florida Department of Education based on the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete the Program

Grade 9 math, language and reading.

J400400 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 1050 Hrs
PMT0070 A Welder Assistant 1 150
PMT0071 Welder Assistant 2 150
PMT0072 B Welder, SMAW 1 150
PMT0073 Welder, SMAW 2 150
PMT0074 C Welder 450
Dual Enrollment available for high school students.

Program Overview

Program Overview

Industry Certification/Licensure

After completing the Welding Technology program, students take the following exam:

  • Certified Welder, American Welding Society
American Welding Society


Upon successful completion of the Welding Technology program, students enrolling in an AS degree program are eligible to be awarded articulated credits at:

Valencia College:

  • Supervision & Management for Industry AS degree – 24 credits

Program Cost

  • $5,359.50
Tuition and Fees


Start Date

August 10, 2020*
* Based on program availability

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