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Registration Information

Registration for all students begins: Monday, December 1, 2014

Next Classes Begin: January 5, 2015

For more information call:

Registration Information

Registration for all students begins: Monday, December 1, 2014

Next Classes Begin: January 5, 2015

For more information call:

Welcome to the Broward Technical Colleges located in Sunny Southeast Florida

This is your chance to enhance your professional future and achieve higher earning power. At Broward Technical Colleges, we make it easy to get the same quality education as a private college for a fraction of the cost.

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More Reasons Why You Should Choose BTC

  • Teachers are state-licensed and certified
  • Credits may transfer toward associates degree
  • Financial aid available for qualified students
  • Florida prepaid college program participant
  • Fully Accredited
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Applied Welding Technology

McFatter Technical College



The Applied Welding Technology program offers students the opportunity to become skilled welders and welder helpers by providing instruction in the basics of welding, with equal emphasis on theory and hands-on experience.  You will learn to confidently use gas and electric welding equipment.  You will learn to work with steel, aluminum and stainless steel metals.  Along with the hands-on training, you will learn blueprint reading and applied math.   You will, at completion of all aspects of Applied Welding Technology, be eligible to gain an AWS welding certification.

Among the subjects covered in McFatter's Applied Welding Technology program are:

  • Welder Helper
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding
  • Gas-Metal Arc Welding
  • Flux Cored Arc Welding
  • Gas-Tungsten Arc Welding
  • Pipe Welding


Content Breakdown - 1200 Hours:

PMT0011  Welder Helper 250 Hours
PMT0012 Welder, Shielded Metal Arc 250 Hours
PMT0013 Welder, Gas-Metal Arc 125 Hours
PMT0014 Welder, Flux Cored Arc 100 Hours
PMT0015 Welder, Gas-Tungsten Arc 175 Hours
PMT0016 Welder, Pipe 270 Hours


Entrance Requirements/Procedure:

  • Take the Test of Adult Basic Skills (TABE) ($10) and attend orientation.
  • Schedule an appointment for an interview with Mrs. Franzie Williams by calling (754) 321-5732
  • Enroll in ABE/AAAE remedial classes, if necessary (depends on TABE scores) Can start Applied Welding Tech course and attend remedial classes during same semesters.
  • Have acceptable scores on the TABE: 9.0 in Reading, 9.0 in Math, 9.0 in Language on the "Difficult" level before completing certificate in Applied Welding Technology
  • Complete the FAFSA application online and meet with a Financial Aid Advisor, if needed.
  • Register for the next available Applied Welding Technology course.


Total Program Length:             1170 Hours/12 Months to completion at Full Time


Program Schedule:

Full Time Monday-Thursday on campus, Friday-online 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Part Time Monday-Thursday-online 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Industry Certifications Available:
American Welding Society Certified Welder

Industry Accreditations:
American Welding Society

Contact Information:
Franzie Williams, Counselor for Applied Welding Technology
(754) 321-5732


Approximate Total Program Cost - Tuition and Fees*
Florida Resident:    $4157.00*

*Prices are subject to change without notice.  Florida residents must bring two types of identification as proof of residency.




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