APPLIED WELDING TECHNOLOGIES ACADEMY

Program Length: 3 semesters (11 months), 1050 clock hours Enrollment Banner.jpg

Program Site:      Ybor City Campus Workforce Training Center

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

                            Afternoon Class - Monday-Friday, 1:00pm - 6:00 pm 

                            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: The 2016-17 Welding technology program begins August 17, 2016 and continues until July 1, 2017, for a total of 1050 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 currently enrolled in the night class are benefitting from a reduced lab fee. Pricing below reflects that.  All classes also cover the same material (please see below for specific course descriptions). 

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.

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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The cost of the program includes tuition, lab fees, materials, tools, tool box, books, and an ASE test.  Tuition is due at the start of each semester.  Financial Aid is available to those who qualify: http://www.hccfl.edu/media/88300/2013-14%20fa%20checklist%20packet.pdf.   Career Source Tampa Bay may have additional grant funding for those who qualify https://www.careersourcetampabay.com/ .

Please be advised that HCC is now scheduling mandatory meetings for admissions into the HCC’s Welding Program. In order to be accepted into the 2016 Fall term class, you will need to complete the following steps ASAP due to limited class availability.

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)    After you receive your student number in the mail, complete HCC’s online orientation @ http://orientation.hccfl.edu/.        

4)   Schedule your mandatory meeting with Mark Poling @ mpoling@hccfl.edu or 813-253-7000 ex 5422. Please include your program and session preference, your student number, times you would like to meet during business hours, or if you have any questions about the program. During the meeting with Mark Poling you will need to explain to him how you plan to pay for your tuition. You will need to bring Mark Poling a $75 check or money order made payable to HCC for a drug screen and background check.  No felony convictions within the past 5 years from the date of applying to the program.

5)   Make sure to apply for Financial Aid as soon as possible! To do this, submit a free application for student aid (FAFSA) at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/.

*     Make sure to have all of your most recent tax documents if you have filed as an independent (single) person.

*     If you did not file and are a dependent, your parent might have to submit a FAFSA using their most recent tax documents.

*     Follow the step by step process on the FAFSA website to complete the application.

*     It will take two weeks for HCC to receive your financial aid paperwork. Once you receive an award letter from financial aid, please contact Ms. Jeanne Schurman, Financial Aid Manager, at 813-253-7000 ext. 4594, to make an appointment. The YBOR Training Center is located at  5610 E. Columbus Dr., Tampa, Fl, 33619.

  6)   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 9th grade level by graduation (or have an industrial certification by graduation).   Call Dove Wimbish @ 813-253-7792 to schedule this free test.

An Open House is currently not scheduled.  When one is scheduled, students who have competed the above steps will be invited.  The Open House is mandatory.  It is an opportunity to tour the campus, see the classrooms, and talk to the faculty about the program. We also welcome individual visitors. 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. 


For more information on the Florida Depart of Education 2015-16 Curriculum Frameworks, click here Applied Welding Technologies / Welding Technologies.