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Welding

Diploma
Residential
English

Program Description

FTC’s welding school prepares students to begin a career in the welding field. You will learn the technical and practical knowledge needed to interpret manufacturing drawings and construction blueprints, calculate measures, as well as bend, cut, grind, and weld ferrous and nonferrous metals. Techniques include shield metal arc, gas metal arc, flux core arc, gas tungsten arc, and pipe welding.

Possible Employment Opportunities *

  • Aluminum Welder
  • Maintenance Welder
  • Mig Welder

Credential Earned

Welding Diploma

Related Certifications and/or Credentials

  • NCCER Core, Welding Level 1, 2, and 3
  • OSHA 10
  • American Welding Society (AWS)

Duration of the Program

12 Months
Total Contact Hours: 1,028
Lecture Hours: 444
Lab Hours: 584

Core Courses

Industrial Safety

This course emphasizes the fundamental concepts related to safety and health in the industrial, manufacturing, and servicing industries. Prevention and remedial measures to face accidents caused by electric shocks and toxic gas inhalations are discussed. Regulation of the Department of Labor and OSHA applicable to these industries is also covered.

64 hours

Introductory Craft Skills

This course encompasses classroom and laboratory study of introductory craft skills and safety. Areas of study include basic safety, construction math, hand and power tools, construction drawings, rigging, communication skills, employability skills, and material handling.

64 hours

Welding Level 1

This course encompasses classroom and labwork study of the fundamental skills of the welding trade. Areas of study include the core curriculum of the welding trade, equipment, setup, and techniques of shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), including beads and fillet welds, joint fit-up/alignment, groove welds, and open root groove welds-plate./

300 hours

Welding Level 2

This course encompasses classroom and laboratory study of the novice skills of the welding trade. Areas of study include welding symbols and detailed drawings. Furthermore, the course familiarizes students with the properties and handling of metals. Students will learn the techniques of gas metal arc welding (GMAC), flux core arc welding (FCAW), and gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW).

220 hours

Welding Level 3

This course encompasses classroom and laboratory study of the intermediate skills of the welding trade. Areas of study include different pipe materials and the various types of pipe welds.

380 hours

Related Programs

Campuses Available

Admission Requirements

High school diploma or a recognized equivalent.

Possible Employment Opportunities *

  • Aluminum Welder
  • Maintenance Welder
  • Mig Welder

* These examples are intended to serve only as a general guide of possible employment opportunities. There are many factors that determine the job an individual may obtain and Florida Technical College cannot guarantee its graduates any particular job. Some positions may require a license or other certifications. We encourage you to research the requirements for the particular position you desire.

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