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Welding Technologies

Hours

Day 1050 hours / 32 weeks / 8 months
Night 1050 hours / 113 weeks / 28.25 months

Advanced
Day 750 hours / 23 weeks / 6 months
Night 750 hours / 34 weeks / 8.5 months

Class Schedule

Cost

Tuition is approximately $4,210.50 plus books and fees

Advanced- Tuition is approximately $3,007.50 plus books and fees

 

Testing Requirements

Welding and Advanced

Reading: 576
Math: 596
Language: 584

Test Center

Location

FCTC Main Campus (St. Augustine), FCTC Barge Port Campus

OVERVIEW

Use advanced welding techniques and fabrication equipment to join, cut, bend, and manipulate metal for industrial or artistic applications

Operate the same advanced welding and fabrication equipment utilized by AWS professionals

Utilize various welding processes to earn essential industry recognized certifications

CAREER FOCUS
Prepared for certification, immediate employment and further education

Average Salary

$37,480 /year

Community Partners and Recent Employers of Graduates:

  • Vac-Con
  • Veritas
  • E & S Consulting
  • International Armored Group IAG
  • Truck Crane Solutions South
  • Amerden AGVS
  • Lincoln Electric
  • Strate Welding Company
  • Air Gas USA, LLC
  • PDM Bridge

WHAT YOU'll LEARN

Instruction

  • SMAW Welding
  • GMAW Welding
  • Flux Core Welding
  • GTAW Welding
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Cutting Skills
  • Light Fabrication Skills
Welding Technologies
OCP Course Number Course Title Course Length Hours
A PMT0070 Welder Assistant 1 150
PMT0071 Welder Assistant 2 150
B PMT0072 Welder SMAW  1 150
PMT0073 Welder SMAW 2 150
C PMT0074 Welder 450
 OCP- Advanced

A

B

Course Number 

PMT0075

PMT0076

Course Title

Advanced Welder 1

Advanced Welder 2

Course Length Hours

600

150

 

 

Industry Certifications

  • AWS D1.1 Structural Welding Certification in SMAW plate in 3G-4G position, or pipe 6 G position and FLUX CORE plate 3G-4G

The Student will weld the test coupons he/she selects.  The welding will be witnessed by a CWI then sent to Certified Lab for results.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Aircraft welding
  • Automotive fabrication
  • Bridge and ship construction
  • Building construction (residential and commercial)
  • Military, fire/rescue, and medical equipment
  • Oil pipeline construction
  • Oil rigs
  • Power plants
  • Ship yards
  • Welding repair shops

OUR NUMBERS

Discover how First Coast Technical College prepares students for the Manufacturing industry.

70%
Completion Rate*
100%
PLACEMENT Rate*
N/A
Licensure

Based upon the 2017 Council on Occupational Education Annual Report for 2015-2016.

Steps to Enroll

Step 1‐ Attend a Program Information Session & Tour

Step 2‐ Apply for Federal Student Aid

Step 3‐ Gather Needed Documents

Step 4‐ Register for Classes

Instructor / Contact

ST. AUGUSTINE CAMPUS
Name:  Paulo Gomes
Email:  [email protected]
Phone:  (904) 547-3344

PALATKA – BARGE PORT CAMPUS
Name:  Ronnie Story
Email:  [email protected]
Phone:
   (386) 312-0337

Are you ready to jumpstart your career?