Career Certificate (Clock Hour program)
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.
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.
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. 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.
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