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Welding Technology

RigFab Energy Services has recently conducted American Welding Society (AWS) testing for Welding students at WTC.  RigFab specializes in; training solutions, inspection services, certification testing and talent acquisition. Mr. Greene, President and CEO, conducted the tests all participating students. Mr. Greene is a highly skilled QA/QC professional of over 20 years as well as an American Welding Society (AWS) Certified Welding Inspector (CWI), AWS Certified Welding Educator (CWE), and a Nuclear Quality Assurance (NQA-1) Lead Nuclear Auditor.

Over a dozen students achieved certifications in SMAW, FCAW, SMAW Pipe, or GTAW.  WTC is looking forward to a continued relationship with RigFab and Mr. Greene as we work together to build the welding workforce of the future.

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The mission of the Welding Program is to prepare students to be informed, responsible, and productive members of the welding profession who will be able to flourish in an increasingly complex occupation and who believes learning is a lifelong process. The philosophy of the Welding Department is simple and clear: each person entering our doors is capable of setting realistic educational goals and achieving those goals. We also believe that educational development leads to a more satisfying and rewarding life for the Individual citizen.


The training includes but is not limited to use of blueprints and/or shop drawings, use of gases and/or welding processes according to diagram, blueprints or written specifications. Shop or laboratory activities are an integral part of this program and provide instruction in various processes and techniques of welding and fabrication skills. Laboratory activities also include oxacetylene welding, brazing, and cutting (OAW) Arc Welding (SMAW), MIG Welding (GMAW), Flux Cored Welding (FCAW), TIG welding (GTAW), basic understanding of pipe welding, and certification test preparation per current industry standards, practices and techniques. This program includes training in communications, leadership, human relations, and safe and efficient work practices. See the program instructor for location of media resources for the program. Media inventory lists are located in the Official MFT Program Notebook. Student club activities may be an integral part of student learning in this program.

Unique Requirements:

Certification in various welding processes is optional but enhances a student's employability. The State of Florida requires students to meet a basic skills requirement prior to program completion. The basic skills grade levels for this program are:

Mathematics 9.0, Language 9.0, Reading 9.0.

Completion time depends on the progress of the individual. The typical length of this program for the average achieving student is 1050 hours

Completion Levels:

  • Welder Assistant 1
  • Welder Assistant 2
  • Welder SMAW 1
  • Welder SMAW 2
  • Welder

Certificate Requirements:

A student must meet ALL the following conditions to earn a Certificate of Program Completion from WTC:

  • Attain a grade of "C" or better (2.0 GPA) for the program
  • Complete the required curriculum
  • Settle all school debt including returning textbooks for high school students
  • Meet Florida Basic Skills requirements for the program.
  • Receive the instructor's recommendation

Course Information


Choose your Career Pathway

Contact the College About This Program - 726-2430 Ext. 4301


National Center Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Levels 1-3

Articulation Agreement

College of Central Florida Career Pathways Articulation Agreement