This program offers a broad foundation of knowledge and skills to prepare students for employment in applied welding technology positions. Welders interpret drawings, sketches and blue prints, calculate measure, bend, cut, grind, and weld ferrous and nonferrous metals, erect metal structures and frames, and treat metals to prevent corrosion. Completers of this program earn a Florida Vocational Certificate in Welding Technology. The program is also nationally certified by The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). Courses in this 1170 hour program offer a combination of theory and hands-on training. Among the topics covered are: Shield Metal Arc, Gas-Metal Arc, Flux Core Arc, Gas-Tungsten Arc and Pipe welding. Training will consists of computer modeling simulations of welding techniques, proper selection and use of power and hand tools used in the trade, use of blueprints, "hands-on" situations in the lab and through actual construction projects with the emphasis placed on safety in the lab and on the project site. Basic entry-level skills in math, reading, and language must be attained in order to complete this program. Students wishing to enter this program of study should be advised by the instructor, career coach or program manager prior to enrollment in these courses.
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*We strongly encourage you to contact the Pensacola State Engineering Tech Programs Department for assistance in planning your program of study.
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