Welding Technology PSAV - Technical Certificate

Program Purpose:

To prepare students to enter employment in the welding industry or continue their education. By successfully completing the program, students are eligible to receive an industry-recognized certificate, sit for American Welding Society (AWS) exams and receive an OSHA 1926 Safety card. The program is also aligned with industry-recognized certifications provided by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) and the American Welding Society.

 

Program Length:

1,050 clock hours

 

Note: This program will only be offered in Leon County
Note: This program will only be offered as an evening program

Why Become a Welder?

Admission Requirements:

Standard high school diploma or GED diploma. Must be at least 17 years of age, and must turn 18 years of age before achieving OCP A-Welder, Helper in order to be eligible for hire by industry.

 

Note: Students must take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) within the first semester of enrollment in the program or present evidence of allowable substitute. (Learn more.) In order to successfully complete the program, students must earn a score of 9.0 or higher in all three areas of the TABE (mathematics, language, reading). Click here to learn more about TABE Resources.

 

Academic Division:

Division of Workforce Development

Welding Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Financial Aid: Financial aid for the welding program is available. This program is also eligible for the Florida Prepaid program. Click here to learn more.

Bookstore: The TCC bookstore can assist you with book purchases.

Bookstore Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)

Required Student Equipment: Welding Student Supply List

Gainful Employment Disclosure: In accordance with Federal Regulatory Citations, Institutions are required to provide information for each program that leads to gainful employment. Click here to learn more.

Contact By Phone: (850) 201-9720
or
Contact By Email:

LEONARDI@tcc.fl.edu
ODONNELA@tcc.fl.edu
AMTC@tcc.fl.edu

You may also complete an interest form for this or other workforce programs.

View Information about Graduation Requirements and Year of Entry.

Semester 1

Semester 1 (340 clock hours)

  • PMT0106 Introduction and Oxyacetylene Welding 0 credit hour(s) ; 90 clock hour(s)
    • Corequisite(s): PMT0112, PMT0121, PMT0126.
      This course is comprised of two essential components: craft safety and introduction to welding. This foundation course will familiarize students with the craft, basic shop skills, basic and intermediate Oxyfuel gas cutting principles and practices, basic mathematical skills related to the craft, and the science of welding. Emphasis will be placed on students learning craft safety, and students will complete the OSHA 1926 10-hour safety module.
      Contact: 90 clock hours. Does not count toward A.A. or A.S. degree.
  • PMT0112 Advanced Specialty Oxyacetylene Welding 0 credit hour(s) ; 90 clock hour(s)
    • e(s): PMT0106, PMT0121, PMT0126.
      This course will build on oxyfuel gas cutting principles and practices. Students will also learn ARC cutting techniques. Contact: 90 clock hours. Does not count toward A.A. or A.S. degree.
  • PMT0121 Shielded Metal Arc Welding 0 credit hour(s) ; 70 clock hour(s)
    • isite(s): PMT0106, PMT0112, PMT0126.
      This course is comprised of an introduction to basic shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) principles and practices. Contact: 70 clock hours. Does not count toward A.A. or A.S. degree.
  • PMT0126 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding (ASMAW) 0 credit hour(s) ; 90 clock hour(s)
    • requisite(s): PMT0106, PMT0112, PMT0121.
      This course is comprised of advanced shielded metal arc welding (SMAW). Contact: 90 clock hours. Does not count toward A.A. or A.S. degree.

Semester 2

Semester 2 (285 clock hours)

  • PMT0122 Shielded Metal Arc Welding High Technology Skills 0 credit hour(s) ; 90 clock hour(s)
    • Prerequisite(s): PMT0106, PMT0112, PMT0121, PMT0126.
      Corequisite(s): PMT0130, PMT0134, PMT0164.
      This course is comprised of advanced shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) high technology skills and SMAW pipe welding. Contact: 90 clock hours. Does not count toward A.A. or A.S. degree.
  • PMT0130 Introduction to MIG 0 credit hour(s) ; 35 clock hour(s)
    • Prerequisite(s): PMT0106, PMT0112, PMT0121, PMT0126.
      Corequisite(s): PMT0122, PMT0134, PMT0164.
      This course is an introduction to MIG welding. Contact: 35 clock hours. Does not count toward A.A. or A.S. degree.
  • PMT0134 MIG Welding 0 credit hour(s) ; 90 clock hour(s)
    • Prerequisite(s): PMT0106, PMT0112, PMT0121, PMT0126.
      Corequisite(s): PMT0122, PMT0130, PMT0164.
      This course includes MIG welding of open butt joints and welding in the flat angular, vertical and horizontal overhead positions. Contact: 90 clock hours. Does not count toward A.A. or A.S. degree.
  • PMT0164 Fabrication of Metal Products Using Shielded Metal Arc Welding 0 credit hour(s) ; 70 clock hour(s)
    • Prerequisite(s): PMT0106, PMT0112, PMT0121, PMT0126.
      Corequisite(s): PMT0122, PMT0130, PMT0134.
      This course is comprised of the fabrication of tubing systems and metal framing. Sketches, ddrawings, and blueprints are included. Math competencies are used extensively in this course. Contact: 70 clock hours. Does not count toward A.A. or A.S. degree.

Semester 3

Semester 3 (275 clock hours)

  • PMT0138 Specialty TIG 0 credit hour(s) ; 85 clock hour(s)
    • Prerequisite(s): PMT0106, PMT0112, PMT0121, PMT0122, PMT0126, PMT0130, PMT0134, PMT0164.
      Corequisite(s): PMT0138, PMT0145.
      This course is an introduction to tungsten inert gas welding (TIG). This beginning course emphasizes the principles involved in the operation of TIG equipment. Contact: 90 clock hours. Does not count toward A.A. or A.S. degree.
  • PMT0145 GMAW Flux Core Arc Welding 0 credit hour(s) ; 100 clock hour(s)
    • Prerequisite(s): PMT0106, PMT0112, PMT0121, PMT0126, PMT0164, PMT0122, PMT0130, PMT0134.
      Corequisite(s): PMT0131, PMT0145.
      This course focuses on the principles of TIG welding of non-ferrous metals. Sketches, drawings, blueprints and math competencies are included. Contact: 85 clock hours. Does not count toward A.A. or A.S. degree.
  • PMT0131 TIG Welding 0 credit hour(s) ; 90 clock hour(s)
    • Prerequisite(s): PMT0106, PMT0112, PMT0121, PMT0126, PMT0164, PMT0122, PMT0130, PMT0134.
      Corequisite(s): PMT0131, PMT0138.
      This course introduces Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW) and emphasizes the principles involved in the operation of MIG equipment. This course includes welding of open butt joints in the horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions. Contact: 100 clock hours. Does not count toward A.A. or A.S. degree.

Semester 4

Semester 4 (270 clock hours)

  • PMT0165 SMAW Pipe Welding 0 credit hour(s) ; 90 clock hour(s)
    • Prerequisite(s): PMT0106, PMT0112, PMT0121, PMT0126, PMT0164, PMT0122, PMT0130, PMT0134, PMT0131, PMT0138, PMT0145.
      Corequisite(s): PMT0171, PMT0173.
      This course emphasizes principles of welding pipe using shielded metal arc (SMAW). Fabrication and welding of pipe in the 1G - 6G positions are stressed. Contact: 90 clock hours. Does not count toward A.A. or A.S. degree.
  • PMT0171 Gas Tungsten Arc Pipe Welding 0 credit hour(s) ; 90 clock hour(s)
    • Prerequisite(s): PMT0106, PMT0112, PMT0121, PMT0126, PMT0164, PMT0122, PMT0130, PMT0134, PMT0145, PMT0131, PMT0138.
      Corequisite(s): PMT0165, PMT0173.
      This course emphasizes principles of welding pipe using immediate gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) processes. Fabrication and welding of pipe in the 1G - 6G positions are stressed. Contact: 90 clock hours. Does not count toward A.A. or A.S. degree.
  • PMT0173 Gas Metal Arc Pipe Welding 0 credit hour(s) ; 90 clock hour(s
    • Prerequisite(s): PMT0106, PMT0112, PMT0121, PMT0126, PMT0164, PMT0122, PMT0130, PMT0134, PMT0145, PMT0131, PMT0138.
      Corequisite(s): PMT0165, PMT0171.
      This course emphasizes principles of intermediate gas metal arc welding (GMAW) or MIG welding process for pipe. Contact: 90 clock hours. Does not count toward A.A. or A.S. degree.