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Welding Technology

Welding - Manatee Technical College

The welding industry is predicting a shortage of more than 375,000 welders by 2023, according to the American Welding Society.


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Career Description: The MTC Welding Technology program covers all four major welding processes including SMAW, GTAW, GMAW, and FCAW. Also included is an in-depth study of the American Welding Society welding symbols and blueprint reading for welders. Additional training such as Torch Cutting, Plasma Cutting, and Carbon Arc Gouging along with related equipment is also covered. Training will include basic to advanced welding positions on plate and pipe, on ferrous and non-ferrous metals. The MTC welding program is an American Welding Society Accredited Test Facility. We are proud of this excellence award which allows MTC to train, test, and certify welders in accordance with the appropriate code standards.

Length of Program:  Day: 1050 clock hours – approximately 8 months full-time to complete
                                    Evening: 1050 clock hours – approximately13 months to complete
Dual Enrollment Available: no
Industry Certification: American Welding Society Certified Welder
Job Placement Rate: 83%,  On-Time Completion Rate: 94%
Required Books and Materials: Bookstore Page
Program Information Sheet: Welding Technology

Estimated Total: $5,800*
*Prices subject to change without notice. An additional fee for a uniform, books, supplies, and various materials is required. Fees for certifications and/or licensure may or may not be required. The price is for in-state tuition. For out-of-state tuition, speak with a Career Counselor for more information. MTC is not an I-20 institution. State Sales Tax calculated at the point of sale.

Admissions (How to Apply):
1. Apply to MTC at https://manateetech.edu/apply-now/. Submit your application to access your “To-Do List.” You are not accepted into the program after applying, you must complete your to-do list. All documentation must be submitted prior to admittance.
2. View the Main Campus Virtual Information Session handout: Click Here
3. View the Main Campus Virtual Information Session video: Click Here
4. Complete your “To-Do List” at https://www.MTCdashboard.net.
Note: The Basic Skills Assessment must be taken within 6 weeks of your admit date unless exemption criteria have been documented per State Statute. For exemption information, see the Student Handbook located here: https://www.manateetech.edu/quick-docs/

Location: MTC Main Campus, 6305 State Road 70 East, Bradenton, FL 34203 | 941.751.7900

Gary Martin:
941.751.7900 x 1120, marting@manateeschools.net
Jay Lloyd:
941.751.7900 x 1120, lloydj@manateeschools.net
William Jordan: 941.751.7900 x 1120, jordanw@manateeschools.net
Anthony Galindo (Evening): 
941.751.7900 x 1120, galindoa@manateeschools.net
Howard Robinson (Evening): 941.751.7900 x 1120, robinsonh@manateeschools.net

For Day Class Information: Contact Terri Parrish: 941.751.7900 x 1033, Email
Start Date: August, January
Start Time: Day: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

For Evening Class Information: Contact Roderick Mitchell: 941.751.7900 x 1032, Email
Start Date: August, January
Start Time: Evening:
Monday – Thursday 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. AND Saturday, 7:45 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

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