Seminole State College offers the Applied Welding Technologies Certificate to prepare students for immediate employment. The program consists of six courses and can be completed in as few as two semesters (36 weeks).

This 1,170-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.

Spring Term classes start Jan. 12.

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  • 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 Applied 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
  • Personal money management
  • Employability and entrepreneurship skills

Why Seminole State?

There are many benefits to earning your Applied 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. Employment is expected to grow 15 percent over the next decade. Welders with up-to-date training have the best job prospects. The U.S. median annual salary is $35,450 ($17.04/hour), according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

How to Apply

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

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


The program costs approximately $4,020 for tuition and approximately $318 for books. The program also is approved by the Veterans Administration and Workforce Central Florida.

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