Our mission is to provide the necessary technical skills, knowledge, and attitude to prepare students for employment and to provide advanced training in a variety of occupations in the welding industry.
The training includes but is not limited to use of blueprints and/or shop drawings, use of gases and/or welding processes according to diagram, blueprints or written specifications. Shop or laboratory activities are an integral part of this program and provide instruction in various processes and techniques of welding and fabrication skills. Laboratory activities also include oxacetylene welding, brazing, and cutting (OAW) Arc Welding (SMAW), MIG Welding (GMAW), Flux Cored Welding (FCAW), TIG welding (GTAW), basic understanding of pipe welding, and certification test preparation per current industry standards, practices and techniques. This program includes training in communications, leadership, human relations, and safe and efficient work practices. See the program instructor for location of media resources for the program. Media inventory lists are located in the Official MFT Program Notebook. Student club activities may be an integral part of student learning in this program.
The State of Florida requires students to meet a basic skills requirement prior to program completion. The basic skills grade levels for this program are: Mathematics 9.0, Language 9.0, Reading 9.0.
Welding students will take the AWS certification.
Welding is offered at two times – Day and night. Day classes meet Monday- Friday from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm. Night classes meet Monday – Wednesday 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm and Thursday from 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm
A student must have passed all required courses in the program, attend at least eighty-five percent (85%) of the class hours offered and satisfied all financial obligations before he or she is eligible to receive a certificate of completion for the program. Completion time depends on the progress of the individual. The typical length of this program for the average achieving student is 1050 hours.