Welding Technologies

Seminole State College offers the Welding Technologies Certificate to prepare students for immediate employment. This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the manufacturing cluster.

This 1,050-hour program is offered on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus, and it consists of classroom study and hands-on activities in the College’s high-tech labs.

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Industry Certifications

  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)

What You’ll Learn

The skills and abilities you will learn in Seminole State's Welding Technologies Program include:

  • Basic and intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
  • Use of blueprints and/or shop drawings
  • Employability and entrepreneurship skills

Why Seminole State?

There are many benefits to earning your Welding Technologies Certificate at Seminole State, including:

  • High-tech labs that simulate real-world job conditions
  • Instructors who are actively engaged in the industry
  • Excellent connections to Central Florida employers
  • Costs considerably less than a trade school
  • Regional accreditation

Career Opportunities

This program prepares students for entry-level employment as welders or welder assistants in a variety of industries including construction, shipbuilding, aerospace and manufacturing.  Welders with up-to-date training have the best job prospects. The U.S. median annual salary is $39,390 ($18.94/hour), according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

How to Apply

To be considered for the Welding Technologies Certificate, students must:

A high school diploma or equivalency is not required for program entry.