V.C., Applied Welding Technologies Certificate
Welding Technologies Post-Secondary Adult Vocational Certificate
Major Code : WELDTEC-VC
Educational Plan: WELDTEC-VC
The Welding Technologies Post-Secondary Adult Vocational (PSAV) Certificate prepares students for high-demand jobs in construction, manufacturing, repair and maintenance industries as welders, welder helpers, welder assemblers, production line welders and flame cutters. A hands-on learning environment in conjunction with classroom lessons, students will be introduced to the fundamental aspects of the trade, including workplace safety, blueprint reading, metallurgy, various welding processes and techniques. An augmented reality system is integrated throughout the curriculum to deliver immediate, quantitative and objective feedback on welding technique performance. Students develop proper skills more quickly, with increased accuracy and allows students to accelerate technique proficiency. Upon completion of the certificate, students will be proficient in Stick, MIG, TIG and Oxy-acetylene welding and will have the opportunity to earn industry certifications for entry-level positions*.
This program is designed for full-time, daytime track students to be completed within 12 months. However, part-time tracks may be available to be completed in 24 months. The curriculum includes both online learning and on-campus lab experiences. Students must have access to a computer and the internet. Prerequisite coursework must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher to continue to the next sequence of courses. Students must complete the program with a minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher. This program is financial aid eligible.
*Welding certifications are conducted by an independent, third-party material testing agency. The cost of the first three welding certifications are included in lab fees. Additional welding certificates can be achieved at a cost of $85 per test specimen.
Students are responsible for purchasing the following welding equipment for the program: instructor approved welding helmet and face shield, welding jacket, leather welding gloves, steel-toe boots, safety glasses, torch cutting safety glasses, 12" adjustable wrench, tape measure, soap stone and holder.
To enroll in the program, candidates must:
- Be at least 18 years of age;
- Apply and be accepted to Seminole State College;
- Meet with program coordinator for department consent to register for this program;
- If required, complete the Form 9, Level D Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) and successfully meet the following minimum scores to complete the program:**
- Language: 568
- Math: 579
- Reading: 570
**Students who graduated high school after 2007 are not required to take the TABE.
Total program hours: 1050
PSAV Core Prerequisites: The following courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher:
Required Core Welding Courses: The following courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher to continue with the next sequence of coursework.
Note: PMT 0930L is repeated 5 times throughout this program.
Courses beginning with a leading digit of "0", postsecondary adult vocational courses and AER prefix courses do not meet the requirements for an Associate in Arts or Bachelor's degree.
Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes for the term.
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