Welding Technology – Advanced
A bright future that continues to grow year after year.
The Advanced Welder 1 course prepares students for entry into the welding industry. Students explore career opportunities and requirements of a professional welder. Content emphasizes advanced skills key to the success of working in the welding industry. Students study intermediate and advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Class-B Pipe Welder, pipe fitting fabrication techniques, and advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) skills.
The Advanced Welder 2 course is designed to prepare advanced welders for entry into emerging welding industries. Students explore career opportunities and requirements of a professional welder. Content emphasizes advanced skills key to the success of working in the welding industry. Students study emerging technologies directly related to geographically relevant welding needs of business and industry.
- Aerospace/Aviation Industry
- Arc Welder
- Assembler Welder
- Combination Welder
- Ornamental Iron-filter
- Pipe Fitter
- Repair Welder
- Specialty Welder
- Tack Welder
- Iron Worker
- Marine Industry
Employment of welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers is projected to grow 8% from 2020 to 2030.
The average wage for this career in Florida is $19.35 hourly or $40,240 annually.
The entire program is 750 hours. Students can earn a certificate at the completion of the following Occupational Completion Points (OCPs):
|OCP A||Advanced Welder 1||600 Hours|
|OCP B||Advanced Welder 2||150 Hours|
|Total Hours: 750|
** Welding Technology is a core program. It is recommended that students successfully complete Welding Technology or demonstrate mastery of the outcomes in that program prior to enrollment in the Welding Technology – Advanced program.
Location & Course’s Schedule:
Welding Technology is available at the following school (s):
|Miami Lakes Educational Center & Technical College||Monday - Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.|
|William H. Turner Technical Adult Education Center||Monday - Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.|
|Robert Morgan Educational Center & Technical College||Monday - Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.|
Friday from 5:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Contact Information at the Location:
Additional information can be provided by student services:
|LOCATION||COUNSELOR / REGISTRAR||PHONE NUMBER|
|Miami Lakes Educational Center & Technical College|
|William H. Turner Technical Adult Education Center|
|Valarie B. Johnson|
|Robert Morgan Educational Center & Technical College|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/production/welders-cutters-solderers-and-brazers.htm.