Welding Technology Program
A bright future that continues to grow year after year.
Many welding processes have been developed and refined to fuse newer and stronger metal combinations. New processes are still needed for metal, ceramic and plastic parts. Skilled welders will continue to be in demand in the future. A career in welding can be learned in a variety of educational settings, such as in high school, at a trade school, in a college or university, in the military, or in an apprenticeship program.
- 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 $21.05 hourly or $43,780 annually.
The entire program is 1050 hours. Students can earn a certificate at the completion of the following Occupational Completion Points (OCPs):
|OCP A||Welder Assistant 1|
Welder Assistant 2
|OCP B||Welder, SMAW 1|
Welder, SMAW 2
|OCP C||Welder||450 Hours|
|Total Hours: 1050|
** 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.
Advanced Welding Technology is 750 hours, but students can earn a certificate at the completion of the following OCPs:
|OCP A||Advanced Welder 1||600 Hours|
|OCP B||Advanced Welder 2||150 Hours|
|Total Hours: 750|
Location & Course’s Schedule:
Welding Technology is available at the following school (s):
|William H. Turner Technical Adult Education Center||Monday – Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.|
Contact Information at the Location:
Additional information can be provided by student services:
|LOCATION||COUNSELOR / REGISTRAR||PHONE NUMBER|
|William H. Turner Technical Adult Education Center
|Valarie B. Johnson
- 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.