• Welding Technology

  • Welding Technology (J400400)

    The content includes but is not limited to planning, management, technical and product skills, underlying principles of technology, labor issues, community issues and health, safety, and environmental issues. Students study workplace safety and organization, basic manufacturing processes, metals identification, basic interpretation of welding symbols, oxyfuel gas cutting practices, drawings and welding symbols, intermediate oxyfuel has cutting practices, plasma arc cutting principles, basic and intermediate shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), Carbon Arc Gouging (CAG), basic and intermediate Flux-Core Arc Welding (FCAW), basic and intermediate Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), and a basic understanding of pipe welding.

    Upon successful completion of this program, students are prepared to take the test to become a Certified Welder through the American Welding Society (AWS).

    Program content includes the following courses:

    OCPs Title Course # Hours
    A

    Welder Assistant 1

    Welder Assistant 2

    PMT0070

    PMT0071

    150

    150

    B

    Welder, SMAW 1

    Welder, SMAW 2

    PMT0072

    PMT0073

    150

    150

    C

    Welder

    PMT0074

    450

     
     
    Program Length:
    1050 hours

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Enrollment

    George Stone Technical College has an open-enrollment policy. Provided there is seat availability in the desired class, the student may begin classes on the first Monday of each quarter.

    Fall Enrollment Dates Spring Enrollment Dates
    August 10, 2023
    January 8, 2024
    October 2, 2023 March 4, 2024

    Program Times

    Status Times Frequency
    Full Time - Day
    8:00AM - 1:30PM
    MTWRF
    Part Time - Day
    8:00AM - 10:30AM
    MTWRF
    Part Time - Day 
    11:00AM - 1:30PM
    MTWRF
    Full Time - Evening
    2:15PM - 9:00PM
    MTWRF
    Part Time - Evening
    2:15PM - 5:15PM
    MTWRF
    Part Time - Evening
    6:00PM - 9:00PM
    MTWRF

     

    (also offered at instructional service center - Escambia County Road Prison, 601 Hwy 297A, Cantonment, Fl. 32533)

    Program Costs

    Estimated for Florida Residents

    Tuition: $4,200

    Books/Supplies: $750

    Total: $4950

    Estimated for Non-Residents

    Tuition: $12,306

    Books: $750

    Total: $13,056

    Day Instructor: Glen Arne

    Phone: 850-941-6200 x 201106 

    Email: GArne@ecsdfl.us

     

    Evening Instructor: Zachary Stefanko

    Phone: 850-941-6200 x 201806 

    Email: zstefanko@ecsdfl.us

  • Welding Technology, Advanced (J400410)

    The content includes but is not limited to planning, management, technical and product skills, underlying principles of technology, labor issues, community issues and health, safety, and environmental issues. Students study intermediate and advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) B-Class Welder, pipe fitting fabrication techniques, advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) skills, and emerging technologies directly related to geographically relevant needs of business and industry.

    Upon successful completion of the program, students are prepared to take the test to become a Certified Welder through the American Welding Society (AWS). 

    Welding Technology is a core program. It is recommended that students successfully complete Welding Technology or demonstrate mastery of the outcomes in that program prior to enrollment in the Welding Technology - Advanced program.

    Program content includes the following courses:

    OCPs Title Course # Hours
    B
    Advanced Welder 2
    PMT0076
    150
    A
    Advanced Welder 1
    PMT0075
    600
     
     
    Program Length:
    750 Hours

    Program Times

    Status Times Frequency
    Full Time - Day
    8:00AM - 1:30PM
    MTWRF
    Part Time - Day
    8:00AM - 10:30AM
    MTWRF
    Part Time - Day 
    11:00AM - 1:30PM
    MTWRF
    Full Time - Evening
    2:15PM - 9:00PM
    MTWRF
    Part Time - Evening
    2:15PM - 5:15PM
    MTWRF
    Part Time - Evening
    6:00PM - 9:00PM
    MTWRF
     

    Program Costs

    Estimated for Florida Residents

    Tuition: $3000

    Books: $750

    Total: $3,750

     

    Estimated for Non-Residents

    Tuition: $8790

    Books: $750

    Total: $9540

    Industry Salaries

    Salary Rate: $25,829 - $61,907

    Pensacola Average: $34,819

    State Average: $38,084

    National Average: $41,384

    Instructor Contact Information

    Day - time Instructor:

    Phone: (850) 941-6200 Ext. 2147

    Email: garne@ecsdfl.us

    Location: Building 1, Room 106

    Office hours: Monday through Thursday 7:30AM - 3:15PM and Friday 7:30AM - 2:00PM

     

    Night - time Instructor:

    Phone: (850) 941-6200 Ext. 2147

    Email: zstefanko@ecsdfl.us

    Location: Building 1, Room 106

    Office hours: Monday through Wednesday 11:30AM - 9:00PM and Thursday 12:00PM - 9:00PM

    Testimonials

    "I have always been a great student, however, I did struggle with addiction and became locked up. During my incarceration, I was blessed to be able to attend a welding class taught by Mr. Cain here [Road Prison]. I was given an opportunity to get a trade in something I had no clue about. Thank you for believing in me and making me believe in myself."

    -Former welding student at GSTC

     

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