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    Florida State College at Jacksonville
  Oct 02, 2023
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Welding Technology (5789) (C.C.)

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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.

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 higher 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.

Application Procedure

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 for program exit scores. College Assessment and Certification locations and information can be found at 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.

Need More Information? Contact:

Career Education, (904) 633-8292 or

More Information Online

  • American Welding Society:

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.
  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. Meet or exceed the program’s exit score requirement(s), if applicable, or meet the criteria to earn a waiver.
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 (2023/2024) catalog will be assigned to the degree or certificate requirements in effect during the 2023/2024 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.


Upon successful completion of the program, students may receive articulated college credit toward the Industrial Management Technology (2378) (A.S.)  degree. See the program description and official articulation agreement for credit award requirements. Students may pursue one or more certificates to develop or upgrade their skills in a particular field, or pursue the A.S. degree and earn technical certificates while completing the requirements for the degree. Contact an advisor to determine the career education path that is best for you.

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