Welding Technology – Advanced
A bright future that continues to grow year after year.
The Advanced Welder course prepares students for entry into the welding industry. Students explore career opportunities and requirements of a professional welder. Content emphasizes advanced skills key to the success of working in the welding industry. Students study intermediate and advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Class-B Pipe Welder, pipe fitting fabrication techniques, and advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) skills. 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.
Employment of welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers is projected to grow 5% from 2016 to 2026.
The average wage for this career in Florida is $19.35 hourly or $40,240 annually.
The entire program is 750 hours. Certain Adult Education Centers do not offer all components of the program. Full completion of the program may be completed at a Technical College. Students can earn a certificate at the completion of the following Occupational Completion Points (OCPs):
|OCP A||Advanced Welder 1||600 Hours|
|OCP B||Advanced Welder 2||150 Hours
|Total Hours: 750|
Location & Course’s Schedule:
Welding Technology – Advanced is available at the following school (s):
|Robert Morgan Educational Center & Technical College||Monday - Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.|
Friday from 5:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
|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:
|LOCATION||COUNSELOR / REGISTRAR||PHONE NUMBER|
|Robert Morgan Educational Center & Technical College|
|William H. Turner Technical Adult Education Center||Valarie B. Johnson|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/production/welders-cutters-solderers-and-brazers.htm.