Welding Technology

Welding - Manatee Technical College

Program Content: 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.

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 do list.
2. Attend a Program Information Session. Call 941.751.7900 and follow the prompts for Information Sessions. Find the next available session on our Events Calendar here: https://www.manateetech.edu/events/
3. 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/

Length of Program:  Day: 1050 clock hours – approximately 10 months full-time to complete Evening: 1050 clock hours – approximately13 months to complete
Dual Enrollment Available: no
Industry Certification: American Welding Society Certified WelderATF color Large
Articulation: May be available towards credits at Florida public colleges/universities. Speak with a Career Counselor for more information.
Job Placement Rate: 83%
On-Time Completion Rate: 94%

Download State of Florida Frameworks Sheet: Welding Technology
Required Books and Materials: Bookstore Page
Latest Employment Trends: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Regional Labor Supply Dashboard

Possible Careers and Outlook:
51-9198.00       Helpers–Production Workers
51-4121.00       Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

Estimated Total: $5,800*
*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.

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

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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