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Welding Technology

Welding Technology - Welding Technology

A bright future that continues to grow year after year.


Many welding processes have been developed and refined to fuse newer and stronger metal combinations. New processes are still needed for metal, ceramic and plastic parts. Skilled welders will continue to be in demand in the future. A career in welding can be learned in a variety of educational settings, such as in high school, at a trade school, in a college or university, in the military, or in an apprenticeship program.

Career Opportunities:

  • Arc Welder
  • Assembler Welder
  • Combination Welder
  • Ornamental Iron-filter
  • Welder
  • Pipe Fitter
  • Repair Welder
  • Solderer
  • Specialty Welder
  • Tack Welder
  • Iron Worker

Employment Outlook:

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.

Completion Requirements:

The entire program is 1050 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 AWelder Assistant 1
Welder Assistant 2
150 Hours
150 Hours
OCP BWelder, SMAW 1
Welder, SMAW 2
150 Hours
150 Hours
OCP CWelder450 Hours
Total Hours: 1050

Location & Course’s Schedule:

Welding Technology is available at the following school (s):

Robert Morgan Educational Center & Technical CollegeMonday - Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Friday from 5:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Monday - Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Miami Lakes Educational Center & Technical College Monday - Friday 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
William H. Turner Technical Adult Education CenterMonday - Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Contact Information at the Location:

Additional information can be provided by student services:

Robert Morgan Educational Center & Technical College
(305) 253-9920
Mirtha Silverang
Maria Ruiz
Kathy Pearson
Irene Montoto
Ext. 2145
Ext. 2147
Ext. 2159
Ext. 2150
Miami Lakes Educational Center and Technical College
(305) 557-1100
Danielle Taylor
Jackie Benjamin
Vanessa Torres
Elizabeth Forero
Ext. 2230
Ext. 2215
Ext. 2250
Ext. 2216
William H. Turner Technical Adult Education Center
(305) 691-8324
Valarie B. Johnson
Gia Jones
Martha Pinell
Julia Innocent