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Looking for one of the best welding schools in Florida? IRSC offers a very affordable option to becoming a professional welder. Welding is the most economical and efficient way to join metals permanently. At IRSC Welding Technology School students learn the most common welding techniques—Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)—while studying basic layout and material usage, industry quality standards, safety requirements and interpretation of blueprint drawings.  Contact us today for more information. 

Future Welding Program Dates

  • Evening program begins in March 2022.
  • Day program begins in January 2023.

Open House Information Sessions—See What We Are About!

Register early to hold your spot.  Seating is limited.  Use the event calendar link listed below.

For more information, call the IRSC Student Communicatins Center toll-free at 1-866-792-4772.

Program Expenses

The Welding Technology program approximate cost is $3,300 for courses plus $1,000 for books and gear/tools.

Program Hours

The Day Welding Technology program meets Monday through Friday,  7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The Evening Welding Technology program meets Monday through Friday, 5:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Application Process

Registration for the Welding Technology program starting March 11, 2022 opens on October 18, 2021 on a first-come, first-served basis. Register for course PMT 0108-11-001.

Your IRSC student account information must be complete and up-to-date. If you have not already applied to IRSC, or if it has been more than one year, APPLY online or visit your nearest campus for assistance.

For more information, contact Nikole Konieczny at nkonieczny@irsc.edu or 772-462-7892, or instructor Walt Posten at wposten@irsc.edu or 772-462-7742.

Once You Complete the Program

Obtain lucrative employment as a welder in a wide varieties of industries, from car racing to manufacturing. Similar, yet different job opportunities include becoming a cutter, solderer or brazer—all of which use heat to create and shape solutions to a myriad of applications.

For more information, contact:
Walter Posten

AWS Certification

Students have the opportunity to obtain AWS certifications for multiple alloys, structural and pipe. Exams are offered at the end of the program.


AWS Testing (Students and Non-Students)

IRSC is a testing site for AWS welding certification. For more information, contact Walt Posten
at 772-528-3957 or wposten@irsc.edu.
AWS-ATF Accredited Test Facility



Academic Plans/Guided Pathways for Welding

To view and print an Academic Plan/Guided Pathway, double-click on the program title.

For course descriptions, see the College Catalog and type "Welding Technology" in the catalog search bar.

Academic Plans/Guided Pathways are recommended sequences of courses and prerequisites needed to complete your degree. It is a general suggestion for when to take your courses; it is not a course schedule. Students should meet with their advisors to make appropriate course selections. The Academic Plans/Guided Pathways listed below are for the current academic year. Students should consult with their advisors for plan requirements specific to their academic year.

Career Training

Students enrolled in Career and Technical Education programs build increasingly sophisticated skills in both clock hour and college credit modules.

Career Coach Employment Outlook

For wage and employment data for careers related to welding, visit Career Coach.

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