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Students who like designing and building with metal and are interested in fields such as materials engineering, robotics, lasers, computer programming and systems integration will find plenty of career opportunities in welding.

EFSC's Welding Technology program provides the theoretical and practical experience necessary to develop a basic foundation in the skills of welding. It's designed to train students to become certified welders in pipe and structural steel and in ferrous and nonferrous base materials.

The Welding program requires a special application process. Information about the program that includes the application deadline, next available term for new students, costs, course requirements and equipment is available on the Application Process web page. The program is taught on the Cocoa campus. It is structured as full-time, day classes, Monday - Thursday. The new clock-hour courses will be offered in two, 20-week terms and can be completed in under one year. Program start-date is early January.

Instruction and standards are according to the American Welding Society (AWS), ASME, API and ANSI approved codes for the welding industry. This includes quality and safety processes.

Graduates of the program will be prepared for entry-level positions as welders and are eligible to take the AWS certification exam. Read more about career opportunities at the Explore the Career Field web page.

Program Contact:
Dottie Ross,
321-433-7499
rossd@easternflorida.edu

The Welding Technology program requires a special application in addition to the College's general admission application.

Welding Faculty

Mr. Ken Cox, Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Indiana State University and an Associate in Science in CAD Drafting from Indiana Vocational Tech. His five-year apprenticeship is from the Plumber & Steamfitters UA/Department of Labor. His certifications include: CWE/CWI Certified Welding Educator & Certified Welding Inspector.
Mr. Tom Merry is the Welding Lab Specialist, supporting faculty and students with their skills and projects. He has a BS in Career Occupations from Eastern Illinois University and an AS in Fire Science from the Community College of the Air Force.