Welding Technology

  • Welding

    Length 1050 Hours
    Admissions Contacts 
    St. Petersburg - Arilee Still - stilla@pcsb.org  
    Clearwater - Merritt Scott - scottme@pcsb.org                          
    Course Information
    St. Petersburg - 727-893-2500, ext. 2520  
    Clearwater - 727-538-7167. ext. 2098                                                     
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    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 J400400 consists of a planned sequence of courses.

     

    Welder Assistant 1 – Course PMT0070 (150 hours) – The Welder Assistant 1 course prepares students for entry into the welding industry. Students explore career opportunities and requirements of a professional welder. Content emphasizes beginning skills key to the success of working in the welding industry. Students study workplace safety and organization, basic manufacturing processes, metals identification, basic interpretation of welding symbols, and oxyfuel gas cutting practices.

     

    Welder Assistant 2 – Course PMT0071 (150 hours) – The Welder Assistant 2 course is designed to build on the skills and knowledge students learned in Welder Assistant 1 for entry into the welding industry. Students explore career opportunities and requirements of a professional welder. Content emphasizes beginning skills key to the success of working in the welding industry. Students study drawings and welding symbols, intermediate oxyfuel gas cutting practices, plasma arc cutting principles, and basic shielded metal arc welding (SMAW).

     

    Welder, SMAW 1 – Course PMT0072 (150 hours) – The Welder SMAW 1 course prepares students for entry into the welding industry as a basic Shielded Metal Arc Welder. Students explore career opportunities and requirements of a professional welder. Content emphasizes beginning skills key to the success of working in the welding industry. Students study basic shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), Carbon Arc Gouging (GAC) principles, and visual examination skills.

     

    Welder, SMAW 2 – Course PMT0073 (150 hours) – The Welder SMAW 2 course is designed to build on the skills and knowledge students learned in Welder SMAW 1 for entry into the welding industry as a basic Shielded Metal Arc Welder. Students explore career opportunities and requirements of a professional welder. Content emphasizes beginning skills key to the success of working in the welding industry. Students study employability and welding careers, and intermediate shielded metal arc welding (SMAW).

    Welder - Course PMT0074 (450 hours) – The Welder course builds on the skills and knowledge students learned in the Welder Assistant and Welder SMAW courses.  Students explore career opportunities and requirements of a professional welder. Content emphasizes skills key to the success of working in the welding industry. Students study basic and intermediate Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), basic and intermediate Flux-Core Arc Welding (FCAW), basic and intermediate Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), and a basic understanding of pipe welding. 
     

    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 Pinellas Technical College, Clearwater campus, is an AWS accredited testing facility.

    Distance Education: Not available at this time

    Industry Certification(s): AWS 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.

     

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