Welding Technology Program

Welders fabricating and assembling metal structures in construction site

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.

Career Opportunities:

  • Aerospace/Aviation Industry
  • Arc Welder
  • Assembler Welder
  • Combination Welder
  • Ornamental Iron-filter
  • Welder
  • Pipe Fitter
  • Repair Welder
  • Solderer
  • Specialty Welder
  • Tack Welder
  • Iron Worker
  • Marine Industry

Employment Outlook:

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.

Completion Requirements:

The entire program is 1050 hours. Students can earn a certificate at the completion of the following Occupational Completion Points (OCPs):

OCP AWelder Assistant 1
Welder Assistant 2
150 Hours
150 Hours
OCP BWelder, SMAW 1
Welder, SMAW 2
150 Hours
150 Hours
OCP CWelder450 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 AAdvanced Welder 1600 Hours
OCP BAdvanced Welder 2150 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:

William H. Turner Technical Adult Education Center
(305) 691-8324
Valarie B. Johnson
Gia Jones
Martha Pinell
Julia Innocent



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