Fla. (June 17, 2013) - Tallahassee Community College has announced the second offering
of its postsecondary adult vocational (PSAV) certificate program in Applied Welding
Technologies—beginning August 26, 2013.
in the inaugural class of the program will have completed 50 percent of the
program by 2013 fall semester and the College wants to extend the opportunity
to train in this occupation to more individuals.
Applied Welding Technologies program targets adults who are interested in
upgrading their current skills or acquiring a different skill set for a new
occupation—while affording them the opportunity to remain employed during the
day. Another plus for students is location. While classroom delivery will take
place on TCC’s main campus, the welding lab will be held at Lively Technical
Center’s state-of-the-art welding laboratory.
Additionally, eligible students may receive federal financial aid.
of Florida employment data reflects that welders statewide will have positive
growth and earned a mean wage of $17.86/hour and an entry level wage of $12.60/hour.
According to the US Department of Labor, welding is classified as a “green
occupation” and future employment opportunities are expected to grow rapidly
over the next several years.
program will prepare students for employment as welders, pipefitters, cutters
and welding machine operators. Students who complete the certificate program
will be eligible to receive a 10-Hour 1926 OSHA Card, apply for industry
recognized certifications (National Center for Construction Education and
Research) and sit for industry recognized welding exams leading to
certification (American Welding Society).
five-semester program, totaling 1,170 contact hours, begins August 26 and will
be offered from 6-10 p.m., Monday through Thursday. A limited number of seats
more information on this program, please contact TCC Trades Program at (850)
201-8760 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.