Welding Level 1 Program
What are the responsibilities of a Welder?
Welders fabricate and assemble structures, equipment, and other miscellaneous items through the use of blueprints, raw materials, and related tools. Welders produce metal products according to customer or employer specifications.
Welders are required to setup, operate and maintain the welding equipment necessary to perform their duties.
How is this program unique?
In Valencias hands-on Welding training course, you will learn all of the basics of becoming a qualified Welder. Special emphasis will be placed on shop safety and proper machine care, maintenance and equipment set-up.
Approximately 80% of this course is hands-on giving you the necessary time to master the techniques taught by the instructor. Classroom time will encompass; work and shop safety, welding theory, material identification, equipment selection and setup, blueprint reading/shop drawings, welding symbol interpretation, measuring, and related math.
Lectures will be taught using a combination of visual aids, presentations, textbooks, videos, and current industry literature. Lab time will consist of demonstrations and hands on training utilizing the most current welding equipment and processes to replicate industry standards and practices.
Can I balance working and starting a program in Welding?
Our program is a perfect fit for students whom have a desire to begin a career in Welding, but need a program that allows flexibility.
Our program meets four days a week on Mondays through Thursday, over a period of 20 weeks (525 Hrs.).
We understand the need for quality programming that allows students to continue earning a living wage while pursuing each of their Welding qualifications.
Will I receive assistance finding a position after program completion?
Our staff and community partners will assist you in your job placement after program completion.
This twenty-week course will cover the following topics:
Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)
Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
Plasma Arc Cutting
Carbon Arc Cutting
Welding Symbol Interpretation
Equipment Troubleshooting and Maintenance
What is the job outlook for Welding?
Employment of welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers is projected to grow 5 percent from 2016 to 2026. The nations aging infrastructure will require the expertise of welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers to help rebuild bridges, highways, and buildings.
The demand for this type of skilled worker will continue to grow in the Central Florida region over the next several years.
The salary range for this position is $14-$18 dollars per hour.
Must be willing to work outside in the Florida weather.
Must be currently drug free
Able to lift 80 pounds unassisted
Be able to carry objects of 50 pounds or less routinely
Upon completion, participants will have the opportunity to earn the following credentials:
Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Qualification
Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) Qualification
OSHA 10 General Industry Certification