Master the skill
Welding plays a vital role in American industry. Some method of welding is utilized in over 50 percent of the products that make up the gross national product of the United States. Skilled pipe welders are among the highest paid craftspeople in the world. Santa Fe College offers a 1 1⁄2 year, 1,170-contact hour program that consists of shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc
welding (often called MIG), flux core arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding (often called TIG or Heliarc), gas welding, brazing and cutting, blueprint reading and power tool and equipment operation. The training helps prepare a student to pass nationally recognized welding certification tests.
Students in the Applied Welding Program must take one American Welding Society (AWS) Certification test (during PMT 0131) as a requirement for graduation. The test will be administered and evaluated by an AWS/CWI (AWS Certified Welding Inspector) at Santa Fe's accredited test facility. Successful completion of the test would allow a student to carry the title of "certified welder".
Scholarships will be awarded annually to provide financial assistance to eligible graduating high school seniors from Alachua and Bradford counties who attend Santa Fe College. Call 352-395-5361 for more details on scholarships.
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Applied Welding Technician
- U.S. Department of Labor's Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 51-4121
- Tuition and fees: $4,393.51
- Books and Supplies: $296.05
- Job Placement Rate: 50%
- Link to Occupational Profile on U.S. Department of Labor's O*NET
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