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Interested in the automotive, diesel and welding technology industries? Explore technical training options at UTI Miramar, a trade school in South Florida.

Welding School Near Fort Lauderdale, FL

Welding School Near Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Interested in the automotive, diesel and welding technology industries? Explore technical training options at UTI Miramar, a trade school in South Florida.

Welding School Near Fort Lauderdale, FL

Interested in the automotive, diesel and welding technology industries? Explore technical training options at UTI Miramar, a trade school in South Florida.

Universal Technical Institute’s welding school near Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is a comprehensive, hands-on program that teaches students to safely use the tools, technology and equipment current to the industry. In addition to teaching technical skills, the program at UTI Miramar helps students pursue careers in the welding industry.1 Keep reading to learn how!


Located about 29 miles from Fort Lauderdale, UTI Miramar’s welding school takes just 36 weeks to complete.

Students in the Welding training program can hone their skills or start from scratch, since the program is designed to build knowledge from the ground up. The program provides students with hands-on training that covers four main arc welding processes: gas metal arc welding (GMAW), gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), flux-cored arc welding (FCAW), and shielded metal arc welding (SMAW).

Knowledge of these processes helps prepare students to pursue entry-level welder positions in several industries. Graduates can also rely on UTI’s Career Services department to assist them in their career searches.1


The welding school curriculum at UTI Miramar was created with the help of Lincoln Electric, a leader in the welding industry. With that in mind, the following welding courses provide students with knowledge relevant to the field:

  • Introduction to Welding, Safety and Careers
  • Principles of Welding
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding I and II (GMAW)
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding I and II (SMAW)
  • Flux-Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)
  • Engineering and Fabrication
  • Pipe Welding
  • Welding Applications I (GMAW & FCAW)
  • Welding Applications II (SMAW & GTAW)


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median annual salary for welders, cutters, solderers and brazers in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach area was $46,930 in May 2022.26 This means half earned more and half earned less. Keep in mind that salary depends on several factors, including experience, employer, demand and cost of living in the area.

This career path can be exciting for detail-oriented people who enjoy working with their hands and problem-solving as there’s a demand for welding skills across various industry sectors. In fact, total welder employment in the United States is expected to exceed 434,000 by 2031.50

Let’s look at a few commonly pursued roles within the field.


The welding training program at UTI Miramar prepares students to pursue entry-level careers as welders, fabrication welders and welder fitters. While most of our grads start out working in entry-level roles, as with any industry, over time, you may be able to advance in your career with hard work.77

Some welding career paths that those who have gained advanced skills could consider pursuing include:

  • Aerospace welders create clean and precise welds to help construct and repair aircraft bodies, engines and their related components.
  • Underwater welders dive into rivers, dams and the ocean to perform underwater fitting, rigging, cutting and welding with heavy equipment. They often work for the oil industry or naval and shipyards.
  • Motorsports welders commonly work for pit crews and racing teams, servicing and repairing vehicles to ensure they operate at peak performance.

It’s worth noting that the availability of specific roles is connected to the demand of you where you live. However, UTI’s Career Services department has a team of experienced specialists who work with employers across the nation to help students search for potential career opportunities that interest them.1


UTI Miramar’s welding school is about 29 miles southwest of Fort Lauderdale. Follow these directions to get there:

  1. Get on I-595 West (3.1 miles)
    1. a. Head south on US-1 South toward East Broward Boulevard (2.6 miles)
      b. Use the right lane to merge onto I-595 West via the ramp to I-95/Florida’s Turnpike (0.5 miles)

  2. Continue on I-595 West. Take I-75 South to South 33rd Street/Miramar Parkway in Miramar. Take Exit 7 from I-75 South (24.1 miles)
    1. a. Merge onto I-595 West (12.3 miles)
      b. Use the left two lanes to take the exit toward I-75 South/Miami (1.7 miles)
      c. Merge onto I-75 South (6.1 miles)
      d. Keep right at the fork to stay on I-75 South (3 miles)
      e. Use the right two lanes to take Exit 7 toward South 33rd Street/Miramar Parkway (0.3 miles)
      f. Keep left at the fork to continue on Exit 7A, follow signs for East Miramar Parkway (0.7 miles)

  3. Continue on South 33rd Street/Miramar Parkway to your destination (1.4 miles)
    1. a. Turn right onto South 33rd Street/Miramar Parkway (0.8 miles)
      b. Turn left toward SW 145th Avenue (413 feet)
      c. Turn left onto SW 145th Avenue (0.4 miles)
      d. Turn right (226 feet)
      e. Turn left, and UTI Miramar will be on the right (269 feet)


2601 SW 145th Avenue
    Miramar, FL 33027

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In addition to welding school, UTI Miramar also offers Diesel, Automotive, and Airframe & Powerplant technician training programs.79

*Airframe & Powerplant program coming to UTI Miramar pending FAA approval.

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Auto Tech School

UTI Miramar’s automotive technician school teaches students about engine service and repair, hybrid vehicle system maintenance, service advising, vehicle brake systems, electronic systems and technology, and more.

Like the Welding and Diesel technician programs, Automotive students receive hands-on training in the labs using industry-standard technologies and tools. After 51 weeks,7 graduates are awarded an occupational associate degree (OAD) and can begin seeking entry-level automotive technician roles like smog inspectors, service writers or parts associates.

Diesel Tech School

The diesel technician school at UTI Miramar covers topics like engine service and repair, manual transmissions, steering and suspension, hydraulic systems, electronic systems and technology, and more.

Students get hands-on training18 servicing various diesel engines in an environment that reflects the professional world. In just 45 weeks,7 graduates of the Diesel Technology program are presented with diplomas and can begin pursuing entry-level diesel technician roles in industries ranging from agriculture to transportation and power generation.

Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic School

Our airframe and powerplant mechanic school79 is designed to offer practical hands-on training in aircraft maintenance and repair. The curriculum covers various industry-relevant subjects and includes courses like Airframe Electrical, Turbine Designs and Operations, Navigation and Communication Systems, and more.

Upon graduation, students can begin pursuing entry-level technician roles, which may include positions as aircraft mechanics, field technicians or turbine technicians.77
(Program coming to UTI Miramar pending FAA approval.)


The Welding training program at UTI Miramar near Fort Lauderdale can help you reach greater heights. Guidance from experienced instructors, industry-specific classes and career support are all part of the package. Ready to get started? Start by requesting more info online by clicking below!