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Applied Welding Technologies, PSAV Program Certificate (5023)

 

Program Purpose: To prepare students to enter employment in the welding industry. 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 AWS.

Program Length: 1,170 clock hours Note: Program is offered at night only, Monday-Thursday 6 to 10 p.m. Students take one course per semester, except during semester 3, when students take two courses. 

Admission Requirements: A 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 weeks 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). 

Financial Aid: Financial aid for the welding program is available. This program is also eligible for the Florida Prepaid program. Click here to learn more.

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 Semster 1

 
PMT0011 Welder, Helper
250 clock hour(s)
  • Time: 6 - 10 p.m.; M - R
  • Costs:
    • *Course Cost: $565
    • *Lab Fees: $305
    • *Additional Fees: $110
    • *Other Costs (Tools, Uniforms, etc.): $300
    • *Books: $65
  • Financial Aid is available. Click here to learn more.
This course is comprised of two essential components: introduction to welding and basic shielded metal arc welding (SMAW). This foundation course will familiarize students with the craft, basic shop skills, and basic and intermediate oxyfuel gas cutting principles and practices; basic SMAW skills; basic mathematical skills related to the craft; and the science of welding. Emphasis will be placed on students learning craft safety, and students will complete the OSHA 1926 10-hour safety module. **Clock Hours: 250. Lecture: 100 hours. Lab: 150 hours. This course does not count toward the A.A. degree
 

 Semester 2

 
PMT0012 Welder, Shielded Metal Arc
250 clock hour(s)
  • Time: 6 - 10 p.m.; M - R
  • Costs:
    • *Course Cost: $565
    • *Lab Fees: $260
    • *Additional Fees: $110
    • *Books: $80
  • Financial Aid is available. Click here to learn more.
Prerequisite(s): PMT0011
This course teaches students how to apply intermediate shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) skills, visual examination skills, and drawing and welding symbol interpretation skills; identify metals; demonstrate arc cutting principles and practices, including plasma; and demonstrate the importance of health, safety and environmental issues. **Contact: 250 clock hours. Lecture: 100 hours. Lab: 150 hours. This course does not count toward the A.A. degree.
 

 Semester 3

 
PMT0013 Welder, Gas-Metal Arc
125 clock hour(s)
  • Time: 6 - 10 p.m.; M - R
  • Costs:
    • *Course Cost: $282
    • *Lab Fees: $130
    • *Additional Fees: $55
    • *Books: $105
  • Financial Aid is available. Click here to learn more.
Prerequisite(s): PMT0012
This course provides students with the skills to apply basic and intermediate gas-metal arc welding. **Clock Hours: 125. Lecture: 50 hours. Lab: 75 hours. This course does not count toward the A.A. degree.
   
PMT0014 Welder, Flux Cored Arc
100 clock hour(s)

  • Time: 6 - 10 p.m.; M - R
  • Costs:
    • *Course Cost: $226
    • *Lab Fees: $260
    • *Additional Fees: $44
    • *Books: $105
  • Financial Aid is available. Click here to learn more.
Prerequisite(s): PMT0013.
This course includes instruction in metal transfer and shielding gasses. Students will also learn skills in the flux cored arc welding (FCAW) process that allow them to make quality welds in the flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions. Students learn about work environments, work teams, roles within the workplace, and the role of employability and entrepreneurship. **Clock Hours: 100. Lecture: 40 hours. Lab: 60 hours. This course does not count toward the A.A. degree.
 

  Semester 4

 
PMT0015 Welder, Gas-Tungsten Arc
175 clock hour(s)
  • Time: 6 - 10 p.m.; M - R
  • Costs
  • Costs:
    • *Course Cost: $395
    • *Additional Fees: $77
  • Financial Aid is available. Click here to learn more.
Prerequisite(s): PMT0014
This course teaches students how to make high-quality welds using basic and intermediate gas-tungsten arc welding (GTAW) skills. **Clock Hours: 175. Lecture: 70 hours. Lab: 105 hours. This course does not count toward A.A. degree.
 

 Semester 5

 
PMT0016 Welder, Pipe
270 credit hour(s)

  • Time: 6 - 10 p.m.; M - R
  • Costs:
    • *Course Cost: $610
    • *Lab Fees: $260
    • *Additional Fees: $118
    • *Books: $100
  • Financial Aid is available. Click here to learn more.
Prerequisite(s): PMT0015
This course gives students the essential skills to fabricate and weld pipe joints (1G, 2G, 5G and 6G positions). Students will also learn how to repair and fabricate non-ferrous and ferrous metals. **Clock Hours: 270. Lecture: 108 hours. Lab: 162 hours. This course does not count toward the A.A. degree.
*Subject to change
**Subject to Change based on FL DOE Curriculum Frameworks & TCC Academic Planning Committee
Contact Information

For more information contact the Construction & Trades office by phone (850) 201-8760 or e-mail trades@tcc.fl.edu.

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