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Applied Welding Technologies, PSAV Program Certificate (5023)

TCC teams up with Lively Technical College to offer this unique program aimed at adult students. This program focuses on upgrading adult students' current skills or creating a new occupational career pathway that pays a living wage. The Applied Welding Technologies program prepares students for employment as welders, pipefitters, cutters, and welding machine operators.  Students who complete Certificate Program will be eligible to receive 10-HR OSHA Card, apply for industry recognized certification (National Center for Construction Education and Research- NCCER), and sit for industry recognized exams leading to certification (American Welding Society-AWS).

It takes five terms to complete this program. All courses are offered in the evening from 6 - 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday.  Nearly half of the course is offered at the Lively Tech Welding Lab to provide students with the hands on training they need to prepare for welding careers.


 Program Details


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Program Purpose:

To prepare students to enter employment in the welding industry or continue their education. By successfully completing the program, students are eligible to receive an industry-recognized certificate, sit for American Welding Society (AWS) exams and receive an OSHA 1926 Safety card. The program is also aligned with industry-recognized certifications provided by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) and the American Welding Society.

Program Length:
1,170 clock hours

Note: Classes are offered in the evenings only, Monday-Thursday 6 to 10 p.m. Students take one course per semester, except during semester 3, when they take two courses.

Admission Requirements:
Standard high school diploma or GED diploma. Must be at least 17 years of age, and must turn 18 years of age before achieving OCP A-Welder, Helper in order to be eligible for hire by industry.

Note: Students must take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) within the first six months of participation in the program or present evidence of allowable substitute. (Learn more .) In order to successfully complete the program, students must earn a score of 9.0 or higher in all three areas of the TABE (mathematics, language, reading).

Academic Division:
Division of Workforce Development

(850) 201-8760 or

View Information about Graduation Requirements and Year of Entry .

Course Information

Semester 1: Spring

Semester 2: Summer

Semester 3: Fall

Semester 4: Spring

Semester 5: Summer


 Online Courses

Important Information for Distance Learners

Students who have not taken an online class at TCC before will need to successfully complete CDL-STU008, Introduction to Distance Learning, before registering for web-based courses. Introduction to Distance Learning is a free, non-credit online workshop that will help distance learning students succeed right from the start.

First time at TCC students who will complete their program of study entirely online should register for CDL-STU007, Distance Learning Online Orientation, before registering for web-based courses.  Distance Learning Online Orientation is a free, non-credit online orientation that meets both the orientation and distance learning workshop requirement and is for first time-at TCC students only.

Please click the link to visit the Center for Distance Learning page and register for the required workshop or orientation.

Contact Information

For more information contact Admissions & Enrollment Services by phone (850) 201-8555, fax (850) 201-8474 or e-mail

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