Welding Technologies Career Certificate

Use your steady hand and your drive for success to fuse your new career. A rigorous, challenging program packed with academics and training in high-tech labs will give you the skills you need to master the art of welding while earning your paycheck.

Getting Started: Summer B Session

April 24:  Financial Aid


June 18:  Application


June 25:  Classes Begin

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Why Seminole State?

  • Dedicated faculty: Faculty are "scholar-practitioners" with industry experience as well as academic credentials.  
  • Affordable tuition: Seminole State has significantly lower costs than trade schools.
  • High-tech facilities: Labs are equipped with the latest technologies that simulate real-world job conditions.  
  • Industry involvement: Our industry-focused certificate programs offer excellent connections to Central Florida employers.
  • Hands-on experience: Practical, hands-on learning experiences prepare students to apply their knowledge to real-world situations.
  • Career advancement: Graduates are prepared for immediate entry into the workforce upon certificate completion.
Welding Technologies
Type: Career Certificate
Major Code: WELDTEC-VC
CIP: 0648050805

Program Description

Available Course Course Not Offered Fall 2024
This course encompasses an understanding and the application of workplace safety and organization skills. Areas of study include knowledge of machinery and equipment safety functions, knowledge of material handling, techniques to safely move materials and the selection/use of personal protective equipment. Students will also gain knowledge in the Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) by obtaining their OSHA 10 certification.
This course encompasses the application of various cutting principles and practices. Areas of study include oxy fuel and plasma arc cutting. Students will also gain knowledge of shielded metal arc welding (SMAW).
This course encompasses the application of visual examination skills. Areas of study include examining cut surfaces and edges of prepared base metal parts, examining the tack, intermediate pass, and cover pass. Students will also gain practical knowledge of tack, intermediate pass, cover passes, and examining the different stages, as well as what makes a good welding surface and edge.
This course encompasses the application of basic and intermediate shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), basic and intermediate oxy-fuel cutting principles, and plasma arc cutting. Areas of study include creating fillet welds, the positions on plain carbon steel, understanding WPS and PQR, and operating manual oxy-fuel cutting equipment. Students will also gain practical knowledge of how to set up manual oxy-fuel cutting equipment to cut plain carbon steel, remove weld metal on plain carbon steel, and perform shape cutting operations using a plasma arc cutting process.
This course encompasses the application of basic and intermediate shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) and the application of basic and intermediate oxyfuel cutting principles and practices. Areas of study include making single ā€œVā€ groove welds on plain carbon steel and performing 1G to 2G limited thickness qualification (bend) test. Students will also gain knowledge on how to perform 1G-2G limited thickness qualification (bend) test and perform straight cutting operations with an oxy-fuel cutting torch.
This course encompasses the application of shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) and the application of basic and intermediate oxy-fuel cutting principles and practices. Areas of study include performing 3G-4G limited thickness qualification (bend) test and performing bevel cutting operations. Students will also gain knowledge on how to perform 3G-4G limited thickness qualification (bend) test and perform destructive root and face bend specimens.
This course encompasses the application of shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) and basic to intermediate gas metal arc welding (GMAW) skills. Areas of study include how to set up a gas metal arc welding operation for carbon steel, how to setup GMAW equipment. Students will also gain knowledge on how to make short-circuiting transfer fillet welds, pad welds, and 1G groove spray transfer welds on plain carbon steel.
This course encompasses the application of shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) and basic to intermediate flux-core arc welding (FCAW) skills. Areas of study include Safety protocols for flux-cored arc welding equipment, operating flux cored arc welding equipment, and the self-shielded process. Students will also gain knowledge on how to set up for plain carbon steel operations using the FCAW system and to make fillet and groove welds in all positions on plain carbon steel.
This course encompasses the application shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) and basic gas Tungsten arc welding (GTAW) skills. Areas of study include how to operate GTAW equipment, and how to set up GTAW operation for carbon steel, aluminum, and stainless steel. Students will also gain knowledge on how to perform external inspections of GTAW equipment and accessories and to make fillet welds on plain carbon steel.
This course encompasses the application shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) and basic to intermediate gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) skills. Areas of study include how to create fillet welds in all positions on plain carbon steel. Students will also gain knowledge on how to perform lap joints 3F-4F and V-groove joints 2F-4F.
This course encompasses the application of shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) and demonstrate pipe welding principles and practices. Areas of study include researching opportunities associated with advanced welding skills. Students will also gain knowledge on career opportunities in the field of welding.
This course encompasses the final welding certification test which include: AWS certified welder-FCAW Plate (AWELD003), AWS certified welder-GMAW Plate (AWELD004), AWS certified welder-SMAW Plate (AWELD012) and AWS certified welder-GTAW Plate (AWELD008).
Total Hours: 1050

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Tuition and Fees*

 Seminole State
Tuition$70
Fees$14
Total per Credit Hour$84
Total per Contact Hour Rate$3

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* Tuition costs are based on program costs for in-state students according to the current fee schedule. The cost for books, supplies and any other program-related expenses will vary by program. Financial aid may be available for qualified students. As Seminole State is a commuter college with no residence halls on its campuses, costs for room and board are not calculated.