| APPLIED WELDING TECHNOLOGIES
Our mission is to provide the necessary technical skills, knowledge, and attitudes to prepare the students for employment and to provide advanced training in a variety of occupations in the welding industry.
The training includes, but is not limited to use of blueprints and/or shop drawings, use of gases and/or welding processes according to diagram, blueprints or written specifications. Shop or laboratory activities are an integral part of this program and provide instruction in various processes and techniques of welding and fabrication skills. Laboratory activities also include oxacetylene welding, brazing, and cutting (OAW) Arc Welding (SMAW), MIG Welding (GMAW), Flux Cored Welding (FCAW), TIG welding (GTAW), Pipe welding and certification test preparation per current industry standards, practices and techniques.
The State of Florida requires students to meet a basic skills requirement prior to program completion. The basic skills grade levels for this program are: Mathematics 9.0, Language 9.0, Reading 9.0
- Industry certifications/licensures associated with this program may include: American Welding Society (AWS), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASM), and American petroleum Institute (API).
- Upon completion of this program, students enrolling in A.S. or A.A.S. degree programs are eligible to be awarded credits at Valencia Community College. Safety equipment is required for training. Good physical condition and good eyesight are helpful.
JOB TRAINING INCLUDES: Occupational Completion Point (OCP)
OCPs provide a student with early completion training options linked to employment opportunities established by the Florida Department of Education based on the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry titles.
Local employers have verified that the range of wages that can be reasonably expected by students who enter this field upon completion of the program is:
From $24,000. annually to $40,000. annually
(Based on year-round, full-time employment)
PMT0011: WELDER SHIELDED METAL ARC BASIC/PLATE (250 Hours)
- Apply basic shop skills ·Apply basic oxyfuel gas cutting principles and practices
- Apply basic shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) skills
- Demonstrate employability skills
- Demonstrate appropriate communication skills
- Demonstrate an Understanding of entrepreneurship
- Demonstrate appropriate math skills
- Demonstrate appropriate understanding of basic science
- Apply intermediate oxyfuel gas cutting principles and practices
PMT0012: WELDER, SHIELDED METAL ARC/STRUCTURAL (250 Hours)
- Apply intermediate shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) skills
- Apply visual examination skills
- Apply drawing and welding symbol interpretation skills
- Identify metals
- Demonstrate arc cutting principles and practices
PMT0013: WELDER, GAS METAL ARC (125 Hours)
- Apply basic gas metal are welding (GMAW) skills
- Apply intermediate gas metal arc welding (GMAW) skills
PMT0014: WELDER, FLUX CORED ARC (100 Hours)
- Apply flux cored arc welding (FCAW) skills
PMT0015: WELDER, GAS TUNGSTEN ARC (175 Hours)
- Apply basic gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW)
- Apply intermediate gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) skills
PMT0016: WELDER, PIPE (270 Hours)
- Fabricate and weld carbon steel pipe joints ·Perform fabrication using welding skills