• Classes

    Day class

    Anticipated Start Date
    Spring 2024

    Meeting Times
    Monday - Friday 8AM - 2PM 


    Midday class

    Anticipated Start Date
    Spring 2024

    Meeting Times
    Monday - Thursday 1PM - 6:30PM 


    Evening class

    Anticipated Start Date
    Fall 2024

    Meeting Times
    Monday - Thursday 5PM - 10PM 



    Course Info

    Length - Day
    12 Months (1050 Clock Hours) 

    Monday 8 am-1 pm; Tuesday-Friday 8 am-2 pm
    (Summer hours ) Monday- Thursday 8 am - 2:45 pm

    Length - Evening
    15 Months (1050 Clock Hours)

    Monday - Thursday 5:00 pm-10:00 pm 
    (Summer schedule subject to change.) 

    A history of felony convictions or substance abuse may adversely affect your ability to gain employment in this field. We encourage you to consider your personal history when making appropriate career choices. 

    2023-2024 Curriculum Frameworks
    Program Description

    The objectives of the Welding Technology course are to develop the manipulative skills and technical knowledge required to pass entry-level employment qualifications for certifications or certification tests.

    The course includes instruction and practice in oxy-fuel cutting, manual shielded arc welding, gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, flux cored arc welding, plasma cutting, carbon arc gouging, math and blueprints for welders.


    Please note: AWS certifications for SMAW and FCAW are available to students for an additional fee. 

    American Welding Society (AWS)
    SMAW (stick welding) AWS Certification for 3/8"-3/4" steel plate
    FCAW (fluxcore welding) AWS Certification for 3/8"-3/4" steel plate



    Employment/Career Opportunities
    Construction: companies that build commercial buildings, bridges, factories, homes, power plants, religious structures, schools, ships, tanks, tunnels, trailers or vessels.

    Custom fabrication and/or repair shops: agricultural, architectural, aerospace, artistic, medical, recreational/ sports, restaurant, robotic, transportation equipment or mechanical companies.

    Some 600,000 to 700,000 welding professionals currently work in the United States, making welding a critical skill that will always be in demand. Nationally, the average age of welders is 54 years old.

    Salaries for graduates range from $14.85-$23.08 per hour.
    Source:  Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation, Labor Market Statistics

    For questions regarding the program please contact:  Farah.Remarais@hcps.net 


    Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will I be a certified welder when I graduate from the program?

  • I have a felony; will this reduce my employment opportunities?

  • What types of welding will I learn?

  • What is the earning potential for experienced welders?

  • What skills do successful welding students have in common?

  • What are the job opportunities in this field?

  • How can I learn more about this career field?