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Get welding training at the Universal Technical Institute campus in Miramar, Florida! You’ll gain hands-on experience in our state-of-the-industry labs as you train to become a welder in just 36 weeks. Here are some other reasons UTI’s Welding program is a great option:
Welding is an in-demand career that can offer variety in your day-to-day and career paths — and you can get welding training near you, thanks to UTI’s campus in Miramar, Florida.
Welding is the process of joining materials using high heat to melt parts together. Being a skilled welder can open the door to many different industries, as welding is needed in fields like construction, manufacturing, shipbuilding, the military and more.
At UTI Miramar, we don’t just limit students to one method of welding. Because we want our students to be equipped with the skills necessary for pursuing entry-level careers, we cover all four main types of arc welding — the process of using an electric arc that creates an intense amount of heat to fuse metals. Here’s what’s taught at UTI Miramar:
One of the most common welding processes, GMAW is a method using a continuous solid wire electrode through the welding gun, accompanied by a shielding protective gas. It can be used indoors for industries like construction, manufacturing, aerospace and vehicle production.
Another name for SMAW is stick welding, because this method utilizes a flux-coated electrode, or a metal stick in an electrode holder, connected to a power source and touches the base metal to produce the weld. The flux is the shield to prevent contamination This process can be used in industries like construction, shipbuilding and manufacturing.
There are two types of flux-cored arc welding: gas-shielded and self-shielded (gasless). The gas-shielded method uses a protective gas agent, while the self-shielded process contains the protective shielding gases in the inner core of the wire. FCAW is becoming popular in the general fabrication, shipbuilding and construction industries due to its higher deposition rates and efficiencies. It is also commonly used on carbon steel and stainless alloys.
Also known as tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding, GTAW uses inert gasses like argon or helium as protective shielding agents. The TIG process uses a tungsten electrode with a high melting point that delivers heat to the metals, which melds them together. GTAW requires great precision to ensure cracks and other issues don’t occur, but its benefits are greater weld control, improved strength and a higher quality of welds.
At UTI Miramar, students have access to welding tools used in the professional world, with experienced instructors ready to provide guidance as you gain skill in each arc welding process.
Thanks to our hands-on labs and a curriculum that’s built in conjunction with Lincoln Electric, welding training at UTI Miramar means training that’s tailored to industry needs. Here are some of the welding classes offered at the Miramar campus:
Students are introduced to the various welding methods and equipment used. Also covered are the many careers and positions that an entry-level welder may pursue.77
Students are introduced to the different types of joints, positions and symbols used in welding technology. They learn the properties of metal, its classifications, and how to use tools that prepare metal for welding.
Students learn how to set up and use GMAW equipment and the accessories required to weld. Students also learn basic maintenance of a GMAW-style welder, including gas hookup and wire spool replacement.
Students learn how to set up and use SMAW equipment and accessories required to weld. They also learn the different electrodes/rods available to carry out specific weld types.
Students learn how to read blueprints and interpret the codes, standards, terms and definitions used in welding documentation. They also acquire the applied math and measurement skills needed for planning, preparation and fabrication of projects.
Students discover the benefits of both gas and gasless flux-cored welding and where they are used. They will learn how to set up and operate flux-cored welding equipment.
Students are introduced to the different methods of welding pipe. They learn various welding positions, as well as how to use the correct tools and equipment for cutting and beveling joints during assembly.
Students build projects using the skills learned throughout the program. They also demonstrate their ability to perform multiple weld types in various positions.
Attending a welding school can offer a variety of career paths to pursue. Most of our grads start out working as entry-level welders or in other entry-level roles. As with any industry, over time, you may be able to advance in your career with hard work. Some entry-level and advanced roles might include:77
Miramar offers a moderate climate and endless entertainment with amusement parks, national parks and more, which can make it a great place to work and live.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median annual salary for welders, cutters, solderers and brazers in the South Florida area was $45,490 in May 2021.26 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.
Hands-on training, supportive instructors, nearby beaches — there’s a lot to love about UTI Miramar! It’s equipped with state-of-the-industry labs where students can receive training that can prepare them to pursue a career in welding in just 36 weeks. See what makes Miramar UTI a great place to train by taking a campus tour.
The length depends on the program and welding school you choose. In the Welding Technology program coming to UTI Sacramento, you can complete training in just 36 weeks.
In general, some characteristics of skilled welders include being detail-oriented, good with their hands, and drawn to the flexibility of a welding career. A lot of skilled welders also receive some sort of formal welding training, which can help them get the skills needed to pursue a career.
While the answer depends on personal interests and preferences, many find welding to be a good career because of its versatility to work in different industries, the ability to work hands-on, and because welders can take pride in knowing their welds are critical to the way the world operates.
Located in South Florida between Hollywood and Fort Lauderdale, UTI Miramar is near beautiful beaches, state parks, national preserves, amusement parks and stunning golf courses, so there are plenty of things to do while training to become a welder. Plus, you can complete welding training in just 36 weeks, so you can feel confident pursuing a career in an industry you’re passionate about.
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26) UTI’s Welding Technology Training program prepares graduates for entry-level positions using the provided training, primarily as welders. Estimated annual salary shown above is for Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers as published in the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ May 2021 Occupational Employment and Wages. Entry-level salaries are lower for UTI graduates. UTI is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary. UTI graduates’ achievements may vary. Individual circumstances and wages depend on economic factors, personal credentials, work experience, industry certifications, the location of the employer, and their compensation programs. Some UTI graduates get jobs within their field of study in positions other than as a welding technician, such as inspector and quality control. Salary information for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: The average annual entry-level salary range for persons employed as Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers (51-4121) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is $36,160 to $50,810 (Massachusetts Labor and Workforce Development, May 2020 data https://lmi.dua.eol.mass.gov/lmi/OccupationalEmploymentAndWageSpecificOccupations#). Salary information for North Carolina: The U.S. Department of Labor estimates the hourly median wage for skilled welders in North Carolina is $22.33 (Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, May 2021 Occupational Employment and Wages, Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers). The Bureau of Labor Statistics does not publish entry-level salary data. However, the 25th and 10th percentile of hourly earnings in North Carolina are $18.12 and $14.58, respectively.
77) UTI is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary. UTI prepares graduates for entry-level careers using the provided training. UTI graduates’ achievements may vary. Some UTI graduates get jobs within their field of study in positions other than those listed.
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