Introduction to the Welding Technology Vocational Certificate (VC) Program

This post-secondary adult vocational program prepares students for entry level work in the welding field in both the manufacturing and construction sectors. The program uses a combination of theoretical, simulation and hands on instruction. Strong emphasis is placed on safety as well as specific welding techniques and skills in an effort for students to obtain industry certifications. Students successfully progressing through the program are prepared to take National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) welding certification exams as well as test to become certified through the American Welding Society. The full program is designed to be completed in 1050 clock hours. Students are responsible for supplying personal protective equipment (PPE) and basic hand tools that are standard in the welding profession.



Employment Trends

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Escambia/Santa Rosa Counties
Occupation
Helpers - Production Workers
2015 Cur. Openings
107
2023 Prj. Openings
118
Est. Annual Openings
3.3
2015 Avg. Median Salary
$30,597.45
Occupation
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
2015 Cur. Openings
309
2023 Prj. Openings
345
Est. Annual Openings
12
2015 Avg. Median Salary
$33,016.88
Okaloosa / Walton Counties
Occupation
Helpers - Production Workers
2015 Cur. Openings
43
2023 Prj. Openings
49
Est. Annual Openings
1.5
2015 Avg. Median Salary
$19,376.30
Occupation
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
2015 Cur. Openings
78
2023 Prj. Openings
84
Est. Annual Openings
2.6
2015 Avg. Median Salary
$44,759.47
All Florida Counties
Occupation
Helpers - Production Workers
2015 Cur. Openings
8871
2023 Prj. Openings
9527
Est. Annual Openings
238.1
2015 Avg. Median Salary
$24,090.02
Occupation
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
2015 Cur. Openings
13300
2023 Prj. Openings
14724
Est. Annual Openings
503.1
2015 Avg. Median Salary
$36,166.32


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