Welding plays a vital role in American industry. Some method of welding is utilized in over 50 percent of the products that make up the gross national product of the United States. Skilled pipe welders are among the highest paid craftspeople in the world.
Santa Fe College offers a one year, 750-contact hour program that consists of shielded metal arc pipe welding, gas tungsten arc pipe welding, heavy wall pipe welding, pipe fitting, stainless steel pipe welding, and pipe welding certification. The training helps prepare a student to pass nationally recognized welding certification tests.
Students in the Welding Program must take one American Welding Society (AWS) Certification test as a requirement for graduation. The test will be administered and evaluated by an AWS/CWI (AWS Certified Welding Inspector). Successful completion of the test would allow a student to carry the title of “certified welder.”
Scholarships will be awarded annually to provide financial assistance to eligible graduating high school seniors from Alachua and Bradford counties who attend Santa Fe College. Call 352-395-5362 for more details on scholarships.