Welding Technology

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Program Description

The Welding Technology Program includes classroom and shop instruction to prepare students to enter the welding industry.  This program teaches students how to properly use welding equipment and products as they gain hands-on experience in basic and advanced welding, weld positioning, flux-cored arc welding (FCAW or FCA), shield metal arc welding (SMAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), and other disciplines. Students will also prepare for the American Welding Society (AWS) certification exam.  Instruction covers 140 of 143 AWS weld types.  Students will become acquainted with the overall industry and learn the latest employability skills.

In order to be a program completer, some students must meet minimum math, language, and reading achievement level exit standards on the TABE, unless otherwise exempt, as established by the Florida Department of Education.  Additional information can be found on Page 5 of the MTC Catalog and/or obtained from the Office for Adult Technical Education.

 

Certification

American Welding Society Certified Welder

 

Career Information

  • Possible direct-entry careers after high school:  Welder Helper
  • Possible careers after two years post-secondary training and two years field experience:  Welder, Welder/Fabricator, Welding Machine Operator, Solderer and Brazer, Cutter, Pipe Fitter and Steamfitter
  • Possible careers after four-year university degree: Welding Sales Representative, Certified Welding Inspector, Commercial Divers, Industrial Engineer

 

Basic Skills Exit Requirements

TABE Math 9  TABE Language 9  TABE Reading 9

In order to be a program completer, some students must meet minimum math, language, and reading achievement level exit standards on the TABE, unless otherwise exempt, as established by the Florida Department of Education.  Additional information can be found on Page 5 of the MTC Catalog and/or obtained from the Office for Adult Technical Education.

 

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Program Instructor

TBD

Contact

Kim Dunn, Career Specialist

727-774-1703

kdunn@pasco.k12.fl.us