Welding Technology

Program Details

Program Description:

Industry Certification: AWS Certified Welder in- SMAW Steel Plate 3G & 4G, GMAW Steel Plate 3G, FCAW Steel Plate 3G, GTAW Steel Plate 3G, GTAW Stainless Steel 1, 2 or 3G

Train to be: Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Technician.

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 skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills, and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the manufacturing career cluster. This program offers a broad foundation of knowledge and skills to prepare students for employment in the welding industry.
The content includes but is not limited to planning, management, technical and product skills, underlying principles of technology, labor issues, community issues and health, safety, and environmental issues.

Articulation: May be available toward credits at Florida public colleges/universities.
Speak with a career counselor for more information.

Job Placement Assistance: Maybe eligible for assistance through CareerSource Suncoast.

Start Date:

August, January


Full-time (Day) classes: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Part-time (Eve) classes: Monday-Thursday, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

For more information about Welding Technology day program, contact Terri Parrish:
941.751.7900 x 46033 or Email: parrishm@manateeschools.net

For more information about evening program, contact Roderick Mitchell:
941.751.7900 x 46032 or Email:  mitchelr@manateeschools.net


MTC Main Campus, 6305 State Road 70 East, Bradenton, FL 34203

1. Apply to MTC at https://www.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. View the Main Campus Virtual Information Session video: Click Here (YouTube video)
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/students/quick-docs/

Program #J400400 CIP# 0648050805

*Estimated Tuition, Lab, and Fees (includes administrative fee)


Additional Fees Due Prior to Pre-Admittance

Application Fee





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High top leather boots




*Estimated Total Cost of Program


*Prices are subject to change

Financial aid available depending on student’s eligibility.

All pre-admission fees are non-refundable and not covered by Financial Aid.

Prices are subject to change.
Annual fees (charged each academic year from July 1—June 30).

Textbook estimate. Current book list and prices.
Tuition is $2.92 per hour for Florida residents. Tuition is $11.71 per hour for Non-Florida residents.

Visit MTC Financial Aid page for more information.

Florida Department of Education: Frameworks (rtf)

Possible Careers and Outlook:
51-4121.00       Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

Program Video

Student Testimonial Video

Graduate Success Story

Program Facts

Job Placement Rate



1050 hrs
Full-time: (9 mos)
Part-time: (18 mos)


Main Campus


Full-time (Day)
Part-time (Eve)



Have Questions? Ready to Start Your Career?


Terri Parrish

6305 State Road 70 East, Bradenton, FL 34203
Call: 941.751.7900 x 46033
Email: parrishm@manateeschools.net
or schedule an appointment:


Roderick Mitchell

6305 State Road 70 East, Bradenton, FL 34203
Call: 941.751.7900 x 46032
Email: mitchelr@manateeschools.net
or schedule an appointment: