BREVARD COUNTY ― Registration is available for a non-credit welding class that will begin January 10, 2022 intended for workers who want to add basic skills for career advancement and also hobbyists who want to learn how to weld.
The course will last eight weeks, from Jan. 10 – March 7, 2022, and be taught Monday – Thursday from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m., excluding holidays, on Eastern Florida State College’s Cocoa campus, located at 1519 Clearlake Road in Cocoa.
Taught by EFSC’s professional welding instructor, the class will allow students to choose to focus on learning one of the three most popular welding processes: Shielded Metal Arc (stick); Gas Metal Arc (MIG); or Gas Tungsten Arc (TIG).
The evening hours were designed to be convenient for working adults who want to learn welding skills and also people who may want to add welding capabilities because of a hobby such as restoring cars and motorcycles or they are artists who want to expand their craft to include metal sculpting.
The cost 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 between
$300-$500. A complete supply list will be provided and everything except the boots can be purchased from EFSC if that is more convenient.
The skills learned during the eight-week course can potentially translate into a jump start on EFSC’s year-long Welding Technology certificate program.