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Welding Technology - Belle Glade campus

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About the Program

Palm Beach State College is an American Welding Society S.E.N.S.E. participating organization. As such, the program adheres to industry standards, preparing students to work in a fabrication or repair capacity in a variety of industries, such as agriculture, aviation, utilities, marine and many more.

You will train in modern facilities featuring individual booths and equipment for learning all major welding processes, including shielded metal arc, torch cutting, MIG/TIG, flux-cored arc, plasma arc and pipe welding. Taught by certified welding professionals, hands-on lab activities focus on fabrication techniques for welding carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminum metals. You will also practice for certification testing and learn blueprint reading, metals identification, and workplace safety and efficiency.

Palm Beach State College awards students who complete the Welding Technology program a Postsecondary Adult Vocational (PSAV) certificate. In addition, students earn Welding Levels 1 and 2 certifications from the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). Upon program completion, students are qualified to take the AWS Certified Welder examinations.

This program is located at Palm Beach State College’s Belle Glade campus, and students may choose either the daytime or evening program. The daytime program takes just under one year to complete, and the evening program takes 16 months to complete.


NCCER logoPalm Beach State College is an Accredited Training and Education Facility for the National Center for Construction Education and Research. The Welding Technology program incorporates NCCER credentials that ensure our graduates are job ready.



Admissions and Financial Aid Info

No high school diploma or GED is required. Follow these steps:

  • Apply at
  • There is a one-time $40 application fee.
  • All applicants are encouraged to complete the federal FAFSA application for financial aid via
  • Submit all high school and college transcripts.
  • Take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) exam, unless you are exempt from TABE testing.
  • Sign up for classes.

Contact Info

Please contact Gloria McAllister or call 561-993-1175.


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