APPLIED WELDING TECHNOLOGIES PROGRAM 

Program Length: 4 semesters

Program Site:      Ybor City Campus Workforce Training Center

Class Time:          Day Class -- Monday - Friday,  8:00pm - 2:00pm

                            Night Class -- Monday - Friday, 5:00pm - 10:00pm

1170 Clock Hours 16 Months to Complete

The current Applied Welding Academy has already started. Students are not allowed to join a current Academy, but the next Academy will start August 2015.  The program runs for 4 semesters / 16 months, and classes meet Monday through Friday.  The cost of the program covers tuition, lab fees, materials, tools, tool box, books, and an AWS test.  At the end of the program, all students will sit for one or more of the American Welding Society certifications tests prior to graduation.  The following is an approximation of the start and end times of the next Academy.    

  Morning Classes

Term

FA 15

SP 16

SU 16

FA 16

 

Start Date

8/25/2015

11/5/2015

1/5/2016

2/10/2016

3/18/2016

5/4/2016

8/25/2016

 

End Date

11/4/2015

12/12/2015

2/9/2016

3/17/2016

5/1/2016

8/22/2016

11/4/2016

 

Start Time

8:00am

8:00am

8:00am

8:00am

8:00am

8:00am

8:00am

 

End Time

2:00pm

2:00pm

2:00pm

2:00pm

2:00pm

2:00pm

2:00pm

 

Day(s) Week

MTWRF

MTWRF

MTWRF

MTWRF

MTWRF

MTWRF

MTWRF

 

Instructor

Willie Poole

Willie Poole

Willie Poole

Willie Poole

Willie Poole

Willie Poole

Willie Poole

 

Clk Hrs

250

250

125

100

175

270

150

1320

Course Title

Welder Helper

Welder, Shielded Metal Arc

Welder, Gas Metal Arc

Welder, Flux Cored Arc

Welder, Gas Tungsten Arc

Welder, Pipe

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 Evening Classes
             

Term

FA 15

SP 16

SU 16

FA 16

 

Start Date

8/25/2015

11/5/2015

1/5/2016

2/10/2016

3/18/2016

5/4/2016

8/25/2016

 

End Date

11/4/2015

12/12/2015

2/9/2016

3/17/2016

5/1/2016

8/22/2016

11/4/2016

 

Start Time

5:00pm

5:00pm

5:00pm

5:00pm

5:00pm

5:00pm

5:00pm

 

End Time

10:00pm

10:00pm

10:00pm

10:00pm

10:00pm

10:00pm

10:00pm

 

Day(s) Week

MTWRF

MTWRF

MTWRF

MTWRF

MTWRF

MTWRF

MTWRF

 

Instructor

William Clark

William Clark

William Clark

William Clark

William Clark

William Clark

William Clark

 

Clk Hrs

250

250

125

100

175

270

150

 

Course Title

Welder Helper

Welder, Shielded Metal Arc

Welder, Gas Metal Arc

Welder, Flux Cored Arc

Welder, Gas Tungsten Arc

Welder, Pipe

Auto Technology Co-Op

 

Before being admitted to the Academy, all potential students must complete the following:

1)      Have a current application on file with HCC.  You can apply online at www.hccfl.edu.

2)      Have all official transcripts on file with HCC, regardless of program completion. 

3)      The Applied Welding program does not require a High School diploma or a GED, but per Florida Department of Education standards, all students must demonstrate proficiency in math and language skills or have an industrial certification by graduation. Based on your transcripts, you might have to take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE).  Referrals for TABE can be obtained at the Wrokforce Training Center (5610 E. Columbus Dr., Tampa, Fl, 33619) from the Academy admissions counselor, Mark Poling. Your score on this test will not bar you from entering the program, but based on the results, you may be required to particiapte in additional (free) tutoring based upon an individual learning plan so that your skills meet Florida occupational standards by graduation. 

4)      When you can demonstrate how you will pay for your tuition, bring a $75 check or money order made out to HCC to the Academy admisisons counselor, Mark Poling.

5)      You will need to sign several consent forms and waivers.

6)      You will need to obtain referrals for and complete a background check and a drug screen during the summer of 2015. Please see the Academy admissions counselor for these referrals. Results wil be sent directly to he Academy.

8)      Once everything above is in order, the admissions counselor will register you for class. Please do not try to register yourself for these classes.

  We would be delighted to have you visit, tour our classrooms and meet our faculty.

Contact Mark Poling at mpoling@hccfl.edu for details.


Course Description


Welder Helper

250 Hours

The welder helper course provides the basic shop skills and safety practices needed to participate in shop activities. This includes basic mathematic operations, measuring and grinding, and communication skills. Also, students will gain and demonstrate oxyfuel cutting and welding practices to create finished projects. This course includes a basic coverage of shielded metal arc welding. 

Welder, shielded metal arc

250 Hours

The shielded metal arc welding course gives students a working understanding of intermediate shielded metal arc processes, including all position V-groove welds. Also taught in this course are welding drawing, blueprint, and symbol interpretation skills, metal identification skills, and health and safety regulation overviews.  

WELDer, gas-metal arc

125 Hours

In this course, students will be provided with a basic to intermediate knowledge of gas-metal arc processes. Set-up and operation of gas metal arc equipment and performance of basic fillet and groove welds will be performed by students. During this course, in addition to GMAW welding practice, the students will receive lectures on ethical and legal obligations and personal financial responsibility. 

Welder, flux cored arc

100 Hours

As a result of the flux cored welding section, student will be expected to demonstrate a working knowledge of the equipment and accessories used in the flux cored arc welding process. Also discussed in this section is the role of teamwork and trust in the welder’s workplace, as well as leadership skills and employability skills such as positive work behaviors. 


welder, gas-tungsten arc

175 Hours

Students who attend this course will be provided with the knowledge required to produce acceptable fillet and groove welds using the gas-tungsten arc welding process, as well as to set up and maintain the related equipment to this process.


Welder, pipe

270 Hours

In the final welding course, methods of fabricating and welding joints in pipe, with a variety of positions, up to industry standards. In addition to that, students will gain the ability to repair ferrous and non-ferrous metals, as well as fabricate products according to a drawing or blueprint.