Florida Technical College has been offering education and training for trade careers for more than 30 years. In our electrical, welding, HVAC/R with PLC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration with PLC diploma) programs, you will learn the skills necessary to safely and accurately diagnose situations, compute the necessary calculations, and learn the skills needed for successful employment.
The Welding Diploma program offers the technical and practical knowledge needed to interpret manufacturing and construction drawings, calculate measures, and bend, cut, grind, and weld ferrous and nonferrous metals. Students will learn shielded metal arc, gas metal arc, flux core arc, gas tungsten arc, and pipe welding. Students are eligible for certification of completion and membership for: OSHA 10 Training Course, National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) Core Curriculum, (NCCER) Welding Level 1, 2, and 3, and American Welding Society (AWS) Membership.
A total of 960 contact hours is required and divided into 260 lecture hours and 700 lab hours. Employment opportunities include Aluminum Welder, Maintenance Welder, and Mig Welder.