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Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2019-2020

Palm Beach State College

Welding Technology PSAV

Welding Technology  (5460)

Type of Award
PSAV - Post Secondary Adult Vocational Certificate

Program Website

Program Description
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
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Admission Requirements
No high school diploma or GED is required.Students must:


Completion Requirements
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.

Program Length
Total program hours: 1,050. Approximate program length: one year full-time Lake Worth, 15 months evening students Belle Glade.

The program is offered at the Lake Worth and Belle Glade campuses.

For More Information

Program Director - Gloria McAllister,, (561) 993-1175 - Belle Glade campus

Program Director - Lynnmarie Highsmith,, (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

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Employment Opportunities
Upon graduation students may find employment in the aerospace industry, construction iron worker field or in manufacturing.

Gainful Employment
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