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Welding Technology

This course has a tendency to fill quickly, therefore when at capacity, a waiting list applies.

NEXT DAY CLASS BEGINS January 12, 2022


Program Description:

The Welding Technology program offers students the necessary skills to enter a challenging and high demand career in the fields of construction, engineering, manufacturing and many more.  In our training program, students will learn to use gas and electric welding equipment with steel, aluminum and stainless steel metals.  In addition to the necessary hands-on skills, students will become knowledgeable in reading blueprints and applied math. This entry level program consists of:

  • Basic manufacturing processes
  • Metals identification
  • Basic interpretation of welding symbols
  • Oxyfuel gas cutting practices
  • Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
Students will receive instruction in the classroom and will practice hands-on skills in the shop/lab area.  The classroom and shop/lab are equipped with the latest tools and equipment to deliver the program curriculum

Program Information:

 PMT0070  Welder Assistant 1  150 Hours
 PMT0090  Welder Assistant 2  150 Hours
 PMT0072  Welder, SMAW 1  150 Hours
 PMT0073  Welder, SMAW 2  150 Hours
 PMT0074  Welder  450 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:

1050 Hours/10 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


Students enrolled in distant and/or hybrid courses should have daily access to a computer with internet and must have a valid e-mail address that they check daily.  Additionally, students should have all necessary hardware and software components required by their technology program or adult education course.

Industry Certification/Qualification

Students will be prepared to take an approved state and/or nationally recognized industry certification/qualification 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 $2,940.00
Out of State Tuition $11,760.00
Registration, Activity, Lab, Test, Insurance, and Trust Fees $903.00
Books / Supplies $317.00
Industry Certification & State Credential Exam Costs $0.00
Florida Resident Total Cost $4,160.00
Out of State Total Cost $12,980.00

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.


For additional information, please contact the Office of Admissions Counselor for Welding Technology:


Mary Barone, Certified School Counselor

(754) 321-5840 or [email protected]