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  Apr 23, 2018
 
 
    
2014-2015 Catalog [Aug. 2014-Aug. 2015] [Archived Catalog]

Applied Welding Technologies (5679) (W.C.)


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Workforce Certificate

Student Alert: The College has submitted a request to the U.S. Department of Education for the PART-TIME program of study to be eligible for student financial aid support. This issue only affects the PART-TIME program and has no implication on the FULL-TIME program. Updates regarding financial aid eligibility for the PART-TIME program will be posted in the financial aid section of students' Connections accounts.

Numerous industries rely on the work of skilled welders. Shipbuilding, paper mills, power plants, aerospace, automobile manufacturing, construction, and repair shops are just a few of your possible employers after completion of this program.

With your knowledge and hands-on experience in most welding processes including SMAW (stick) plate and pipe, GMAW (mig) steel and aluminum, FCAW (flux cored) and GTAW (tig) plate and pipe on steel, stainless steel and aluminum, you'll be prepared for immediate employment as a welder in the metal trades. Safety and good work habits are stressed throughout this program. The future job picture is excellent as nearly every manufacturer uses welding in its operations, which includes equipment repair and maintenance.

A minimum grade of "C" or better must be achieved in all professional core courses.

Mission/Purpose

The Applied Welding Technologies program prepares students for a rewarding career in the all-encompassing welding industry. Instruction consists of academic as well as laboratory and hands-on training designed to prepare the student to numerous industry standards and practical certificate examinations. Upon successful completion, students will be qualified for a position as an entry-level welding technician.

Career Opportunities

You'll have the opportunity to network with major contractors and become employed while you're still in school. We also refer you for internships and job interviews.

Application

The Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) is a major criterion in a student's completion of the program. Students who fail to meet the State of Florida's designated exit score will be required to complete the Applied Academics for Adult Education (AAAE). In order to complete the program successfully, students must achieve or surpass the designated exit score(s). See the Standards of Academic Progress .

Students in this program should be advised by the instructor or the program manager before enrolling in courses.

Need More Information? Contact:

Career Education at careered@fscj.edu

More Information Online

American Welding Society

Vocational Preparatory Instruction (VPI)


Students who have satisfactory test scores are not required to take the following courses:

Graduation Requirements


In order to be awarded a Postsecondary Training certificate, students must have met the following requirements.

  1. Students must fulfill all academic requirements for the chosen program of study as outlined in the Florida State College at Jacksonville Catalog and curriculum.
  2. Earn minimum prescribed clock hours for the chosen program of study with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 ("C") on a 4.0 scale on all courses that apply to the chosen program of study.
  3. Complete a minimum of 25 percent of the total clock hours required for a certificate's program requirements at Florida State College at Jacksonville.
  4. Students must have fulfilled all obligations, financial or otherwise, to the College before they may graduate.
  5. Students must earn a TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) score that meets or exceeds the program's exit requirement, if applicable.

Note: Students are cautioned to provide particular attention to the following statements.

  1. A student's graduation date will be the date of the end of the College term in which the student has fulfilled all academic requirements. (The removal of an incomplete grade does not affect students' graduation dates, since the grade change is effective at the end of the term in which the incomplete grade was assigned rather than the term in which the incomplete work was made up.)
  2. Students who enter under this catalog (2014/2015) must graduate by the end of the Summer Term 2019. After the Summer Term 2019 the 2014/2015 catalog requirements will no longer be in effect and the student must choose a new catalog year within the current 5 year active catalogs.  Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.
  3. Many courses in this catalog have prerequisite requirements and/or corequisite courses listed in the course descriptions. Students are advised to be guided by these requirements.

Gainful Employment


This is a gainful employment program. Visit the Gainful Employment page for gainful employment programs' placement and on-time completion rates, median loan amounts, SOC codes and estimated program costs.

Gainful employment programs include only training programs of at least one academic year that lead to a certificate and credentialed non-degree programs (credit programs requiring 30 or fewer credit hours and clock hour programs requiring 600 or more contact hours). These programs prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.

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