Welding Technology

Exciting Career Fields
  • Structural Welders
  • Pipe Welders
  • Aluminum Welders
  • Fabricators

Gain the knowledge and experience needed to enter the world of welding.

The Welding Technology Program prepares students for high-demand careers in the welding industry. The demand of welding grows daily, thus increasing the number of high paying jobs for qualified individuals with welding skills.


Students enrolled in the Welding Technology Program will have the opportunity to learn stick, mig and tig

welding as well as oxyfuel torch and plasma cutting with state of the art equipment.


While enrolled in the Welding Technology Program, students have the opportunity to earn their AWS certification.


Advanced Welding Technologies:

This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the manufacturing career cluster:

  • Provides technical skills, proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning.

  • Contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning.

  • Sharpen problem solving, work attitudes, general employability, technical and occupational skills.

  • Gain knowledge of all aspects of the manufacturing career cluster.


Potential Earnings

Graduates earn an

average of $12.00 to

$25.00 per hour.

Fees and Tuition

Estimated Program Costs:


Total Tuition & Fee Detail


$3,066.00 - Welding Technology

Florida Resident Tuition ($2.92 x 1,050 hours)


$675.00 - Lab Fees (Per Semester)

$50.00 - Registration Fee

$4,466 Tuition & Fees Total for Welding

$2,190.00 - Advanced Welding Technology

Florida Resident Tuition ($2.92 x 750 hours)

$675.00 - Lab Fees (Per Semester)

$50.00 - Registration Fee

$3,590 Tuition & Fees Total for Advanced Welding

Textbook Estimated Cost:

$153.00 (Full Textbook listing in front office)

OCP: A / Course: PMT0070

Title: Welder Assistant 1

Length: 150 hours


OCP: B / Course: PMT0071

Title: Welder Assistant 2

Length: 150 hours


OCP: C / Course: PMT0072

Title: Welder SMAW 1

Length: 150 hours


OCP: D / Course: PMT0073

Title: Welder SMAW 2

Length: 150 hours


OCP: E / Course: PMT0015

Title: Welder

Length: 450 hours


Welding Technology-Advanced

OCP: A / Course: PMT0075

Title: Advanced Welder 1

Length: 600 hours

OCP: B / Course: PMT0076

Title: Advanced Welder 2

Length: 150 hours

Welding Technology
Industry Certifications

Advisory Council Members

  • Tim Howard - WESCO Gas & Welding

  • Marshall DeNys - Custom Welding LLC

  • Jackie Kirley - AFPS

  • Dean Gibson - Gibson Welding

  • Bill Holcombe - Gibson Welding

  • Bill Allison - Okaloosa Gas

  • Tarey Fraxman - City of FWB

  • Zachary Scott - Paradise Cycles LLC

Director:  Kelly Hayes

Assistant Director: Jon Williams

Assistant Director: Scott Huerkamp

Phone: 850-833-3500

Fax: 850-833-3466

1976 Lewis Turner Boulevard

Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32547

Main Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday: 7am - 5pm

Friday: 7am - 2pm