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    Florida State College at Jacksonville
   
 
  Sep 30, 2020
 
2020-2021 Catalog [Aug. 2020-Aug. 2021] 
  
2020-2021 Catalog [Aug. 2020-Aug. 2021]

Welding Technology (5789) (C.C.)


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Career Certificate (Clock Hour program)

Mission/Purpose

The Welding Technology 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 equip the student to meet numerous industry standards and to be prepared for practical certificate examinations. Upon successful completion, students will be qualified for a position as an entry-level welding technician.

The Program

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 an entry-level welder in the metal trades. Safety and good work habits are stressed throughout this program. The future job potential 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 coursework.

The Career

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.

Program Application

The Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) is a major criterion in a student's completion of the program. In order to earn the Career Certificate, students must achieve or surpass the designated exit score(s) on the TABE or qualify for a TABE waiver. Visit fscj.edu/assessment/available-assessments/tabe/tabe-certificate for program exit scores or bit.ly/TABEwaiver for the TABE waiver form. Students with prior coursework, test scores or licensing may qualify for a TABE waiver and can visit or contact any College Assessment and Certification Center to have the waiver processed and added to their individual student record. College Assessment and Certification locations and information can be found at fscj.edu/assessment. For students who do not meet the required TABE scores and need assistance in order to meet the exit requirement(s), the College offers remediation through the Applied Academics for Adult Education (8525) (N.C.)   program. Remediation consists of tutoring, referral to online resources and/or completion of the following coursework in Reading, Mathematics and Language:

Students interested in this program should be advised by the instructor or Program Manager before enrolling in coursework.

Need More Information? Contact:

Career Education, (904) 633-8292 or trades@fscj.edu

More Information Online

  • American Welding Society: aws.org

Applied Academics for Adult Education (AAE)


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

Graduation Requirements


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

  1. Fulfill all academic requirements for the chosen program of study as outlined in the Florida State College at Jacksonville catalog and curriculum.
  2. Earn the required number of 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; students must show up on campus in order to meet the clock hour attendance requirements.
  3. Complete a minimum of 25 percent of the total clock hours required for a certificate's program requirements as a student at Florida State College at Jacksonville.
  4. Fulfill all obligations, financial or otherwise, to the College before graduating.
  5. 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 pay particular attention to the following statements.
  • 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.)
  • Students who enter under the (2020/2021) catalog will be assigned to the degree or certificate requirements in effect during the 2020/2021 academic year. The student's assigned catalog year will remain in effect as long as the student maintains continuous enrollment. Changes to requirements as mandated by law or by rule of the District Board of Trustees may supersede this provision.
  • 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.
 

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