Applied Welding Technologies
- Total Cost*
- 13.5 Months
- Book, Tool & Supply List*
- Course Information:
- Clearwater Campus - J. Stiles - 727-538-7167 ext. 2098; and St. Petersburg Campus - 727-893-2500, ext. 2523
- Admissions Contact:
- Clearwater Campus - Merritt Scott - firstname.lastname@example.org; and St. Petersburg Campus - Arilee Still - email@example.com
Mission: The mission of this program is to prepare students for employment as welders in the fabrication and repair industry, as well as the construction industry.
Program I480500 consists of a planned sequence of courses.
Welder Helper - Course PMT0011 (250 Hours) – Content includes oxyfuel gas cutting, basic shop skills, and basic shielded metal arc. Students are taught cutting, bending, drilling, punching and finishing skills as it relates to working with metals.
Welder, Shielded Metal Arc - Course PMT0012 (250 Hours) – Students are taught how to interpret basic elements of a drawing or sketch, fabricate parts from a drawing, identify metals, and arc weld and cut.
Welder, Gas - Metal Arc - Course PMT0013 (125 Hours) – Instruction concentrates on set up and operation of gas metal arc welding. Students will be taught how to make groove and fillet welds in overhead, vertical, and horizontal positions.
Welder, Flux Cored Arc - Course PMT0014 (100 Hours) – Content focuses on set up and operation of flux cored arc welding. Students are taught how to make groove welds, in all positions, on plain carbon steel.
Welders, Gas Tungsten Arc - Course PMT0015 (GTAW) (175 Hours) – Students are taught how to perform external inspections and make minor repairs to GTAW equipment and accessories. Techniques for groove and fillet welds on aluminum and stainless steel, and carbon steel are also taught.
Welder, Pipe - Course PMT0016 (270 Hours) – The content of this course includes fabricating and welding pipe joints. Students are taught how to tack and weld carbon steel pipe; repair products of ferrous and non-ferrous metals; and fabricate products from drawings and/or blueprints.
After completing all competencies, students are required to take the American Welding Society (AWS) certification test. Upon passing, the student earns a certification card from AWS. The PTEC Clearwater campus is an AWS accredited testing facility.
Distance Education: Not available at this time
Articulation Agreement(s): St. Petersburg College Industrial Management Technology, A.S. Degree
Industry Certification(s): Certified Welder
Minimum Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirement: 80%
Minimum Attendance Requirement: 80%
Basic Skills Entrance/Exit Requirements: Student's competency in reading, math and language is pre-assessed, using the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). Required basic skills grade levels are: Reading-9, Math-9, and Language-9.
* Length of program and all costs are approximate and subject to change.