APPLIED WELDING TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM 

Program Length: 4 semesters

Program Site:      Ybor City Campus Workforce Training Center

Class Time:          Day Class -- Monday - Friday,  8:00pm - 1:00pm 

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                            Night Class -- Monday - Friday, 6:00pm - 11:00pm 

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Welding Technology Overview

HCC Welding Academy offers three Certified Applied Welder options for those seeking welding applications training: All classes will start on September 14, 2015 and end on July 29, 2016, for a total of 1150 clock hours.  This is to ensure that our students receive the maximum amount of financial aid possible. The cost of the program covers tuition, lab fees, materials, tools, tool box, books, and an AWS test. All classes are priced the same except the night class. Thanks to a generous grant from the JP Morgan Chase Foundation, students enrolled in the night class will benefit from a reduced lab fee. All classes also cover the same material (please see below for specific course descriptions). For more information on the Florida Depart of Education 2014-15 Curriculum Frameworks, click here Applied Welding Technologies / Welding Technologies. After successfully completing this program, the student will be able to perform the following:


  • Demonstrate an understanding and apply workplace safety and organization skills
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of industrial and manufacturing processes.
  • Apply visual examination skills.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of employability skills and career opportunities related to the welding industry.
  • Describe and identify metals and their properties accurately,
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of and apply knowledge of drawing and interpreting welding symbols.
  • Apply and create a product using basic and intermediate oxyfuel gas cutting principles and practices.
  • Demonstrate plasma arc cutting principles and practices.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of, create a product using and apply basic and intermediate shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) skills, principles and practices.
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of, create a product using  and apply Carbon Arc Gouging (GAC) skills, principles and practices.
  • Apply basic  and intermediate gas metal arc welding (GMAW) skills.
  • Apply basic and intermediate flux-cored arc welding (FCAW) skills.
  • Apply basic and intermediate gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) skills.
  • Demonstrate and apply basic pipe welding principles and practices.

Certified Applied Welder PROGRAM (1050 Clock Hours/16 Months)

The certified applied welder program is designed for those who wish to have a solid foundation and advanced knowledge of a variety of welding applications in preparation for AWS certification and a career in any of a number of welding fields. This course covers welder helper, shielded metal arc, gas metal arc, flux cored arc, gas tungsten arc, and pipe welder. The final course in this program is an internship. At the end of the program, all students will sit for one or more of the American Welding Society certifications tests prior to graduation. Graduation is not dependent upon passing this test.

 

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HCC Welding Academy Steps to Admission 

  1. Have a current application on file with HCC.  Apply online at www.hccfl.edu.
  2. Have all official transcripts on file with HCC.
  3. When you receive your student number in the mail, complete HCC’s online orientation @   http://orientation.hccfl.edu/. You do not have to attend the registration workshop.           
  4. Email Mark Poling at mpoling@hccfl.edu to notify him of your session preference, your student number, to find out if you  need to take the TABE, and if you have any questions about the program.
  5.  Based on your transcripts, you might have to take the TABE.  The program does not require a High School diploma or a GED, but the student will have to be at the 10th grade level (or have an industrial certification) by graduation. Contact Dove Wimbish who offers this test and tutoring for free at dwimbish@hccfl.edu or (813) 253-7792. 
  6. If you have done all of the above, please call Christine Grasso (813) 253-7633 schedule a mandatory meeting with Mark Poling (5610 E. Columbus Drive, Tampa, FL, 33619).
  7. During that meeting with Mark Poling you will need to show him how you will pay for your tuition. 
  8. During this meeting you will also need to bring Mark Poling a $75 check or money order made out to HCC to pay for a drug screen and background check, and in return, you will be given referrals for a background check and a drug screen to selected outside agencies (No felony convictions within the past 5 years from the date of applying to the program). The backgrounds check and drug screen must be done within two days after you leave this meeting. The results are sent to Mark Poling by the outside agencies.
  9. You may ask for a tour of our classrooms and meet our faculty at that time. If our on-site recruiter is not available, please contact him personally to schedule that tour at sconti@hccfl.edu or (813) 253-7589. You are also welcome to attend our open house to be held at 6pm on August 6.
  10. Once we receive word that you have passed your background check, Mark Poling will register you for class. Please do not try to register yourself for these classes. After registering you, he will email you.
  11. Please note that the first day of class is 9/14/15. If you change your mind about stating the program, you must see Mark Poling by 9/16/15 in order to drop and get a full refund.

We would be delighted to have you visit, tour our classrooms and meet our faculty. Contact Steve Conti at sconti@hccfl.edu or (813) 253-7000, Option 3, extension 7589 for details.




Course Descriptions


Welder ASSISTANT 1

150 Hours

The Welder Assistant 1 course prepares students for entry into the welding industry. Students explore career opportunities and requirements of a professional welder. Content emphasizes beginning skills key to the success of working in the welding industry. Students study workplace safety and organization, basic manufacturing processes, metals identification, basic interpretation of welding symbols, and oxyfuel gas cutting practices. 


Welder ASSISTANT 2

150 Hours

The Welder Assistant 2 course is designed to build on the skills and knowledge students learned in Welder Assistant 1 for entry into the welding industry. Students explore career opportunities and requirements of a professional welder. Content emphasizes beginning skills key to the success of working in the welding industry. Students study drawings and welding symbols, intermediate oxyfuel gas cutting practices, plasma arc cutting principles, and basic shielded metal arc welding (SMAW).  


WELDer SMAW 1

150 Hours

The Welder SMAW 1 course prepares students for entry into the welding industry as a basic Shielded Metal Arc Welder. Students explore career opportunities and requirements of a professional welder. Content emphasizes beginning skills key to the success of working in the welding industry. Students study basic shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), Carbon Arc Gouging (GAC) principles, and visual examination skills.


Welder,SMAW 2

150 Hours

The Welder SMAW 2 course is designed to build on the skills and knowledge students learned in Welder SMAW 1 for entry into the welding industry as a basic Shielded Metal Arc Welder. Students explore career opportunities and requirements of a professional welder. Content emphasizes beginning skills key to the success of working in the welding industry. Students study employability and welding careers, and intermediate shielded metal arc welding (SMAW).


WELDer

450 Hours

The Welder course builds on the skills and knowledge students learned in the Welder Assistant and Welder SMAW courses.  Students explore career opportunities and requirements of a professional welder. Content emphasizes skills key to the success of working in the welding industry. Students study basic and intermediate Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), basic and intermediate Flux-Core Arc Welding (FCAW), basic and intermediate Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), and a basic understanding of pipe welding.