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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.
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.
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.
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.
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