Advanced Welding (Limited Access Program), Vocational Certificate

Program Information

Vocational Certificate - Code 121200 - 2019/2020

Timothy Colburn, Assistant Chair, 386-506-3279,

Frank Snyder, Director, 386-506-4171,

Bridgette Cherry, Administrative Assistant, 386-506-4165,

Program Mission, Description, and Outcomes



The mission of the Advanced Welding program is to provide the knowledge, practice and skill development necessary to become a successful Welder. The Advanced Welding program will enhance the knowledge and skills required to become a career professional Welder.

The program provides access to the vocational student with the latest technological equipment and methods. The program embraces diversity, equal access, and equal opportunity for training in the local and statewide manufacturing market.


The Advanced Welding program prepares the student for advancement in the Welding industry. Students will explore advanced career opportunities and the requirements of a Professional Welder.  The course content emphasizes the Advanced Skills required to be successful in the welding industry.  Intermediate and Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Gas-Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) and Pipe Fitting Fabrication Techniques are covered within this program of study.


Graduates of the program will be able to:

  1. Apply intermediate shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) pipe welding (Class-B Pipe Welder) skills.

  2. Apply and understand fabrication techniques using pipe fitting techniques.

  3. Apply advanced gas-tungsten arc welding (GTAW) pipe skill.

  4. Apply advanced gas-tungsten arc welding (GTAW) and shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) heavy-wall pipe skills.

  5. Apply emerging welding technologies.

Financial Aid

Financial aid eligibility for this program is pending.

Financing Options: All students are encouraged to apply for federal and state student financial assistance by completing their FAFSA at For more information on grants, loans and work programs available see the Office of Financial Aid webpage at Students are also encouraged to apply for one of the many Daytona State College Foundation scholarships offered each semester. For more information see:

Approximate Additional Costs

Program Tuition and Fees*: $ 2,741

Access Fee: $37.33 ($1.12 per credit)

Assessment Fee: $34

Lab Fees: $3,500

Textbook Estimate: $300

*In-state tuition only; out-of-state tuition will be higher.

Additional Admission Requirements

  • Graduate from the Welding Technology - Applied, Vocational Certificate program.

  • Individuals who can verify their skillset by providing a 3-G Structural Certification may use it as an equivalent experience for admission.

  • Students who do not have a standard high school diploma/GED may be eligible for admission, on an alternative basis, to this program if they meet the following criteria:


The following information is required by federal regulations to be provided to students for all vocational and certificate programs. Additional information on any career, job, or salary potential can be found at For additional career information, please see

Program Length: The typical length of this program is 2 semesters (30 weeks) for a full-time student. The Florida Education and Training Placement Information Program (FETPIP) placement rates for this program are unavailable at this time.

CIP Code (6 digit) - 48.0508 Welding Technology/Welder

Job titles for this certificate are Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers.

For additional information on wages, trends and career videos:

Note: Need help preparing for your job search? Login to Daytona State's Career Services Online (CSO) to create your personal career account, or email your Daytona State College Career Advisor.

Program Specific Courses

PMT0077CAdvanced Welder 1A


PMT0078CAdvanced Welder 1B


PMT0076CAdvanced Welder II


Sample Program of Study

1st Semester

PMT0077CAdvanced Welder 1A


2nd Semester

PMT0078CAdvanced Welder 1B


PMT0076CAdvanced Welder II



Note: Sequence of courses may vary. Check catalog course descriptions for requisite requirements.