Welding Level 2 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 advanced concepts from the Welding industry and earn additional qualifications. Special emphasis will be placed on shop safety and proper machine and equipment set-up.
Approximately 80% of this course is hands-on giving you an excellent opportunity to practice your welding techniques. Classroom time will focus on determining proper settings and processes, material identification, gas selection, polarity selection, basic metallurgy, additional related mathematics, fabrication and detailing, advanced process selections.
Lectures will be taught using a combination of visual aids, presentations, textbooks, videos, and current industry literature. Lab will focus on intermediate Gas Metal Arc Welding processes to include steel and aluminum, Flux-Cored Arc Welding and Gas Shielded Arc Welding. Students will also lean basic and intermediate Gas Tungsten Arc Welding on steel, stainless steel and aluminum.
Additional training includes CNC plasma cutting and Robotic Welding and programing at an introductory level.
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. The program meets four days a week 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 five-week course will cover the following topics:
Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
Gas Metal Arc Welding Aluminum (GMAW-A)
Flux-Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)
Dual Shielded Welding
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
Ferrous and Non Ferrous Metals
Computer Numerical Controlled Plasma Arc Cutting (introduction)
Robotic Welding (introduction)
Pipe Welding (optional)
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 average salary range for welders is $16-$20/ hr. Potential career paths include Manufacturing, Fabrication, Repair, Welder or Foreman.
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
Gas Metal Arc Welding Aluminum (GMAW) Qualification
Flux-Cored Arch Welding (FCAW) Qualification
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) Qualification
Pipe Welding (optional)