Welding Technology

The purpose of the Welding Technology program is to prepare students for employment or advanced training in the welding industry. Click here for additional program information.opens in a new window


1,050 – approximately one school year (36 weeks)

testing requirements

Basic Skills Assessment


LTC Main Campus

Starting Salaries

Vary, averaging from $45,000 to $65,000*
*Based on local industry information

Recent Employers of Graduates:

  • Sunbelt Metals & Manufacturing, Inc.
  • NCAD Products, Inc., Belew’s Welding
  • Southeastern Mechanical
  • Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 803
  • Metro Steel & Pipe Supply, Inc.
  • ARW Welding, US Conveyor Solutions, Inc.
  • G&T Conveyor Co., Inc.
  • Outback Metal Fabrication, South East Fabricators

Why you should become a welder. (YouTube video)


Starting Salaries

What you’ll learn

Welding Technology Occupational Completion Points (OCP)

Welding Technology Master Plan of Instruction – (PDFopens in a new windowopens in a new window & HTMLopens in a new windowopens in a new window)

  • Shop and personal safety
  • Proper use of welding equipment and products
  • Basic and advanced welding
  • Weld positioning
  • Flux-cored arc welding (FCAW or FCA)
  • 6G certified pipe testing
  • Gas metal arc welding (GMAW); gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW)
  • Shielded metal arc welding (SMAW); metal inert gas (MIG) welding
  • Tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding
  • Preparation for the American Welding Society (AWS) certification exam, instruction covers 140 of the 143 Different AWS weld types

OCPCourse NumberCourse TitleCourse Length
APMT0070Welder Assistant 1150 hrs
APMT0071Welder Assistant 2150 hrs
BPMT0072Welder, SMAW 1150 hrs
BPMT0073Welder, SMAW 2150 hrs
CPMT0074Welder450 hrs

Our numbers

Discover how Lake Technical College prepares students for the manufacturing industry.


Completion Rate*


Placement Rate*



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Data as reported to COE and is updated annually in December of each calendar year.
Placement calculation may exclude (if applicable) program completers that are awaiting exam results,
refused employment, continued post-secondary education, or may be otherwise unavailable for employment.

Welding School Near Me

Located near Orlando, FL, the Welding School at Lake Technical College allows you to earn AWS Welding Certification. We offer hands-on welding classes with expert instructors to ensure you meet qualifications for immediate job placement. The Welding Trade School at Lake Tech prepares you for Welding Certification and employment working on power plants, bridges, aviation, and more. If you are searching for Welding Classes Near Me, Welding Apprenticeship, Welding School Orlando, Welding Course, or Welding Programs Near Me, call us today at (352) 589-2250 or apply online.

Instructor / contact


John Dahler

Email: dahlerj@lake.k12.fl.us

Phone Number: 352.589.2250, x1864

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