Flux Cored Arc Welder

Program Overview

The Flux Cored Arc Welder Technical Certificate of Credit introduces students to and provides instruction in flux cored arc welding practices.  Topics include an introduction to the welding industry, oxyfuel cutting techniques, and flux cored arc welding practices.

Students may enter the Flux Cored Arc Welder program any semester.  A full-time student can complete this program in 1 semester.  To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 15 semester credit hours.

Career Traits/Requirements

Individuals wanting to enroll in the Flux Cored Arc Welder program must have good eyesight, manual dexterity, hand eye coordination, critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, math skills, and the ability to apply technology to the work environment.

Offered at the Following Campus

North Campus (Sandersville)
South Campus (Dublin)

Salary Potential

$35,000.00 – $42,000.00

Program Costs

Tuition & Fees:  $1,831.00
Books & Supplies:  $590.00
(Costs are estimated and are subject to change.)

HOPE Career Grant:
The HOPE Career Grant, formerly known as the Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant, is available to HOPE Grant-qualified students who enroll in select majors specifically aligned with one of 12 industries in which there are more jobs available in Georgia than there are skilled workers to fill them.

To qualify, an OFTC student must be fully admitted to the college, enrolled in one of the above programs and receiving the HOPE Grant for the same term. The amount of the HOPE Career Grant award is a fixed amount for each term of enrollment:

  • 9 or more credit hours – $500/semester
  • 3-8 credit hours – $250/semester
  • 1-2 credit hours – $125/semester
  • Commercial Truck Driving – $1,000 one time award

High School students in dual enrollment and joint enrollment are NOT eligible.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates are prepared for entry-level jobs in the welding profession.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Meet assessment requirements by taking the entrance placement test. In lieu of the placement test, official scores on COMPASS, ASSET, SAT, ACT, PSAT or GED may be substituted.

Curriculum

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Course Overview

  • OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
  • WELD1000Introduction to Welding Technology4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • WELD1010Oxyfuel and Plasma Cutting4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • WELD1153Flux Cored Arc Welding4 credit hours90 contact hours
  • XXXXXXXXOccupational Elective3 credit hours0 contact hours
  • Credit Hours: 15