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 higher 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.
Adult Basic Skills are 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 an approved adult basic skills assessment or qualify for a waiver. Visit fscj.edu/assessment-and-certification/available-assessments for program exit scores. College Assessment and Certification locations and information can be found at fscj.edu/assessment. For students who need assistance in order to meet the exit requirement(s), the College offers remediation through tutoring, referral to online resources and/or completion of Academic Skills Building (ASB) coursework in Mathematics and Reasoning through Language Arts.
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