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Welding Technology

Welding Technology (J400400)

The content includes but is not limited to planning, management, technical and product skills, underlying principles of technology, labor issues, community issues and health, safety, and environmental issues. Students study workplace safety and organization, basic manufacturing processes, metals identification, basic interpretation of welding symbols, oxyfuel gas cutting practices, drawings and welding symbols, intermediate oxyfuel has cutting practices, plasma arc cutting principles, basic and intermediate shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), Carbon Arc Gouging (CAG), basic and intermediate Flux-Core Arc Welding (FCAW), basic and intermediate Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), and a basic understanding of pipe welding.

Upon successful completion of this program, students are prepared to take the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) certification exams and test to become a Certified Welder through the American Welding Society (AWS).

Program content includes the following courses:

OCPs Title Course # Hours
A

Welder Assistant 1

Welder Assistant 2

PMT0070

PMT0071

150

150

B

Welder, SMAW 1

Welder, SMAW 2

PMT0072

PMT0073

150

150

C

Welder

PMT0074

450

    Program Length: 1050 hours

 

Program Times

Status Times Frequency
Full Time - Day 8:00AM - 1:30PM MTWRF
Part Time - Day 8:00AM - 10:30AM MTWRF
Part Time - Day  11:00AM - 1:30PM MTWRF
Full Time - Evening 2:15PM - 9:00PM MTWRF
Part Time - Evening 2:15PM - 5:15PM MTWRF
Part Time - Evening 6:00PM - 9:00PM MTWRF

 

Program Costs

Estimated for Florida Residents

Tuition: $4,084.50

Books: $450

Tools: $200 - $350

Total: $5,201.30 - $5,351.30

Estimated for Non-Residents

Tuition: $13,261.50

Books: $450

Tools: $200 - $350

Total: $13,911.50 - $14,061.50

 

 

 

 

 

Welding Technology, Advanced (J400410)

The content includes but is not limited to planning, management, technical and product skills, underlying principles of technology, labor issues, community issues and health, safety, and environmental issues. Students study intermediate and advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) B-Class Welder, pipe fitting fabrication techniques, advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) skills, and emerging technologies directly related to geographically relevant needs of business and industry.

Upon successful completion of the program, students are prepared to take the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) certification exams and test to become a Certified Welder through the American Welding Society (AWS). 

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.

Program content includes the following courses:

OCPs Title Course # Hours
A Advanced Welder 1 PMT0075 600
B Advanced Welder 2 PMT0076 150
    Program Length: 750 Hours

 

Program Times

Status Times Frequency
Full Time - Day 8:00AM - 1:30PM MTWRF
Part Time - Day 8:00AM - 10:30AM MTWRF
Part Time - Day  11:00AM - 1:30PM MTWRF
Full Time - Evening 2:15PM - 9:00PM MTWRF
Part Time - Evening 2:15PM - 5:15PM MTWRF
Part Time - Evening 6:00PM - 9:00PM MTWRF
 

Program Costs

Estimated for Florida Residents

Tuition: $2,917.50

Books: $450

Tools: $200 - $350

Total: $3,567.50 - $3,717.50

Estimated for Non-Residents

Tuition: $9,472.50

Books: $450

Tools: $200 - $350

Total: $10,122.50 - $10,272.50

 

Industry Salaries

Salary Rate: $25,829 - $61,907

Pensacola Average: $34,819

State Average: $38,084

National Average: $41,384

Instructor Contact Information

 Day - time Instructor:

Phone: (850) 941-6200 Ext. 2147

Location: Building 1, Room 106

Office hoursMonday through Thursday 7:30AM - 3:15PM and Friday 7:30AM - 2:00PM

 

Night - time Instructor:

Phone: (850) 941-6200 Ext. 2147

Location: Building 1, Room 106

Office hoursMonday through Wednesday 11:30AM - 9:00PM and Thursday 12:00PM - 9:00PM

Testimonials

"I have always been a great student, however, I did struggle with addiction and became locked up. During my incarceration, I was blessed to be able to attend a welding class taught by Mr. Cain here [Road Prison]. I was given an opportunity to get a trade in something I had no clue about. Thank you for believing in me and making me believe in myself."

-Former welding student at GSTC

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Welding Technology

Welding Technology, Advanced