Welding Technology (5460)
Type of Award
PSAV - Post Secondary Adult Vocational Certificate
This program prepares the student for entry-level employment in a variety of occupations in the welding industry. The content includes, but is not limited to, communication skills, human relations, employability skills, safe and efficient work practices, reading blueprints, identifying metals and basic shop skills.
Shop activities are an integral part of this program and provide instruction in the various processes and fabrication skills, including torch cutting, arc welding, MIG welding, flux core welding, TIG welding, pipe welding, certification test preparation, use of current industry standards, practices and techniques.
Program Learning Outcomes
For detailed information, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/Program-Learning-Outcomes.
No high school diploma or GED is required.Students must:
- Complete an Application for Admission, located at
- Take the TABE exam if not exempt from TABE testing. To determine if you are exempt, please go to www.palmbeachstate.edu/academicservices/curriculum-and-programs.
Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program. Students must pass with the following minimum Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) scores: Reading: 9; English: 9; Mathematics: 9 or qualify for TABE exemption.
Total program hours: 1,170. Approximate program length: one year full-time Lake Worth, 18 months evening students Belle Glade.
The program is offered at the Lake Worth and Belle Glade campuses.
For More Information
Program Director - Gloria McAllister, firstname.lastname@example.org, (561) 993-1175 - Belle Glade campus
Program Director - Lynnmarie Highsmith, email@example.com, (561) 868-3547 - Lake Worth campus
To see when the course is offered, click the course number. To see a course description, click the course title.
|Required Courses||Clock Hours: 1,050|
|PMT0108||Introduction to Welding||120|
|PMT0109||Introduction to Welding 2||120|
|PMT0126||Shielded Metal Arc Welding||120|
|PMT0127||Shielded Metal Arc Welding Advanced||120|
|PMT0147||Gas Metal Arc Welding||120|
|PMT0143||Flux Cored Arc Welding||120|
|PMT0150||Gas Tungsten Arc Welding||120|
|PMT0151||Gas Tungsten Arc Welding - Advanced||120|
|PMT0074||Practical Welding Applications||90|
|Total Program Clock Hours: 1,050|
Upon graduation students may find employment in the aerospace industry, construction iron worker field or in manufacturing.
For more information about graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/areasofstudy/GainfulEmployment.
Career Path Notes
Upon completion of these programs, students are awarded 24 credits towards the A.S. degree in Industrial Management Technology.
For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit:
Occupational Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/oco/
O-Net Online: http://online.onetcenter.org/