Welding - Advanced Welding and Cutting Center

Do you want a career where you can make excellent pay and enjoy what you are doing? FDTC's graduates have an average starting pay rate of $9.50 - $27.00 per hour once they graduate. Welders in South Carolina are earning between $12,000 and 75,000 per year.

Join the ever growing field of welding. Here at the Advanced Welding and Cutting Center you can get the training you need to do just that.

There are several programs to choose from:

One Year Diploma Program

This program provides the student with the principals, methods, techniques and skills required for entry level welding jobs. These skills will enable the student to produce structurally sound and quality welds. Employment opportunities are found in maintenance, construction, manufacturing, and their related fields. Some of the courses you will take are Gas Welding and Cutting, ARC Welding I & II, Pipe Fiting and Welding, and Inert Gas Welding I & II just to name a few. See lodging.

Advanced Certificate Program

This program provides the student with principles, methods, techniques, and skills required for entry level welding jobs. In the Certificate program, the English, Math, and Psychology have been replaced with Math for the Work Place. The Welding courses are similar to the Diploma courses - Gas Welding and Cutting, ARC Welding I & II, Pipe Fiting and Welding, and Inert Gas Welding I & II as well as others.

Women in Welding

FDTC offers a 160 hour Continuing Education program called Women in Welding. Some of the courses covered in this program are Math/Measuring (24hrs) Welding Shop Safety (6hrs) Blueprint reading/Welding symbols (14hrs) GMAW (MIG) Fundamentals (6hrs) Advanced GMAW (MIG) Plate Welding (110hrs).

Pipe Welding Academy

The Pipe Welding Academy trains existing welders in the field of advanced pipe welding for the nuclear and fossil fuel power industry, as well as chemical, petroleum and paper industry. Students will be tested by Progress Energy for nuclear pipe welding certification. Prerequisite: Welding experience or Construction Pre Pipe Welding Course.

Let the Florence-Darlington Technical College's Advanced Welding and Cutting Center help you fulfill your dream. We have the program you need to be the welder you want to be. Come join us and see the light at the end of the tunnel.