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Short-Term Welding Course

Next Course Dates: July 18, 2022 to Sept. 12, 2022

Registration for this Summer option is available now by phone. Call 321-433-7505 or 321-433-7556. The narrow window for payment will be July 5-12 when online registration is available or by check at an EFSC Student Accounts Business Office. Because space is limited, interested students should call now to register.

Fall Course Dates:  Sept. 26, 2022 - Nov. 17, 2022

Registration for this Fall option is available now by phone. Call 321-433-7505 or 321-433-7556. Online Registration for the Fall Course will open August 1, 2022 but because space is limited interested students are encouraged to call now. The representative who handles your registration will also explain the course fee payment arrangement.

The non-credit Welding course at Eastern Florida State College focuses on on learning one of the three most popular welding processes: Shielded Metal Arc (stick); Gas Metal Arc (MIG); or Gas Tungsten Arc (TIG), you chose your focus after registering. The course is designed for workers who want to add basic skills for career advancement and also people who want to learn how to weld because a hobby involves metal.

The hands-on course lasts eight weeks, and is taught Monday - Thursday from 5:30 to 9:30 PM, excluding holidays, on EFSC's Cocoa campus, located at 1519 Clearlake Rd.

Taught by EFSC's professional welding instructor, the evening hours were designed to be convenient for working adults who want to learn welding skills and also hobbyists who may want to add welding capabilities because they restore cars and motorcycles or are artists who want to expand their craft to include metal sculpting.

Course Costs and Equipment Needs

The course fee is $700 with students required to provide their own personal protective equipment (PPE), such as a welding helmet, jacket, gloves, and leather steel-toed boots, plus basic tools. These items are estimated to cost $400 and everything except for the boots can be purchased from EFSC if that is more convenient. A complete supply list will be provided.

The skills learned in the eight-week course can potentially translate into a jump start on EFSC's year-long Welding Technology certificate program.


EFSC-Workforce Training
1519 Clearlake Rd
Cocoa, FL 32922
Melinda Schmohl
321-433-7505 or 321-433-7514
Fax: 321-433-7525


Registration System Tips


The Summer and Fall 2022 welding courses are not currently available in the online system but can be registered for by phone at 321-433-7505. When the courses do appear in the online system, they can also be registered for that way. Visit the registration site and click the box to the left of the course section you wish to register for, then click the "Add These Course and Continue to Registration" button at the bottom of the online course list.