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Advanced Welding Technology

Next class begins January 16, 2018  (Click here for more information)

Program Description:

If you are ready to enhance your skills in the welding industry, our Welding Technology – Advanced program is for you!  This program will refine your skills in gas and electric welding equipment and your work with steel and aluminum.  An emphasis will be placed on pipe skills.  This advanced level program also consists of:

  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) techniques
  • Pipe Fitting Fabrication techniques
  • Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) skills
  • Emerging technologies directly related to geographically relevant welding needs.

The Welding Technology – Advanced program requires successful completion of Welding Technology and requires instructor approval.

Program Information:

PMT0075 Advanced Welder 1 600 Hours
PMT0076 Advanced Welder 2 150 Hours

Admissions Requirements:

  • Schedule the Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE) or provide official documentation for a TABE Exemption.
  • Schedule an appointment with your program counselor for TABE results and/or a program specific orientation.
  • Register for classes during open enrollment.  Please be advised that registration runs on a first come, first served basis.

Program Hours and Schedule:

750 Hours/7 Months/Hybrid
Full-time days:  Monday – Thursday  8:00 am – 2:30 pm, Friday-Online
Part-time evenings:  Monday, Tuesday and Thursday  6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Wednesday-Online

Industry Certification/Qualification:

Students will be prepared to take an approved state and/or nationally recognized industry certification/qualification performance exam.

Employment Opportunities:

  • Welding Technician
  • Plumber, Pipe Fitter
  • Structural Metal Worker
  • Brazer and Solderer
  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Fabricator and Fitter
  • Boilermaker


For information about national and program accreditation, please contact the institution.

Program Costs:

Florida Resident Tuition/Registration Fees $2,688.00
Out of State Tuition/Registration Fees $8,968.00
Books/Supplies $263.00
Industry Certification & Licensure Exam $350.00
Total Program Cost (Florida Resident) $3,281.00
Total Program Cost (Out of State) $9,581.00


Fees are based on the number of class days according to the Broward County Public Schools’ calendar.  Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.

Counselor for Advanced Welding Technology
Mary Barone
(754) 321-5840