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Welding Technology - Advanced (CCP)

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Admission Program of Study Code WELA
State CIP Code 0648050806

This program offers a broad foundation of knowledge and skills to prepare students for employment in the welding industry.


A student wishing to be admitted into the Welding Technology – Advanced certificate program at Northwest Florida State College must meet one of the following prerequisites:  

Pass a 10 panel drug screening (same requirement for admissions into Welding Technology program) AND one of the following:

  1. Have completed a Welding Technology certificate program at an accredited institution. OR
  2. Possess an AWS certification or a company sponsored weld certification, in plate welding using the SMAW process OR
  3. Demonstrate their abilities by passing a SMAW plate weld test to AWS standards


Total Program Hours Required: 750

Suggested Academic Plan

This program admits students in the fall/spring/summer. Below is a sample academic plan for these students in this clock hour program. 

Welding Technology - Advanced (CCP) (WELA) 
Summer Semester
PMT 0165C - Shielded Metal Arc Weld (SMAW) Pipe Welding 210 Clock Hours  
Total Semester Clock Hours:  210
Fall Semester
PMT 0172C - Gas Tungsten Arc / Shielded Metal Arc (Combo) Pipe Welding 270 Clock Hours  
PMT 0173C - Specialty Pipe Welding 120 Clock Hours  
PMT 0174C - Introduction to Pipefitting and Pipe Fabrication 90 Clock Hours   
PMT 0190C - Emerging Technologies In Welding 60 Clock Hours  
Total Semester Clock Hours:  540
Total Program Clock Hours:  750


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