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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 in Miramar, 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 in Miramar, FL

Train to become a welder in just 36 weeks.


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:

  • Get help from dedicated teams that can assist with financial aid,10 housing and employment.1
  • Train with VRTEX® virtual welders.
  • Learn a variety of welding processes used in the industry.
  • Experience flexible class options.

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.

What Makes Welding Training Different With UTI:

  • Connections with employers1
  • Complete the program in less than a year
  • No prior experience needed
  • Hands-on learning that mirrors real-world experience


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:

Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)

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.

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)

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.

Flux-Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)

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.

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)

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:

Introduction to Welding, Safety and Careers

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

Principles of Welding

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.

Gas Metal Arc Welding I

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.

Shielded Metal Arc Welding I

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.

Engineering and Fabrication

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.

Flux-Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)

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.

Pipe Welding

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.

Welding Applications I

Students build projects using the skills learned throughout the program. They also demonstrate their ability to perform multiple weld types in various positions.

Other welding classes offered at UTI Miramar:

  • Gas Metal Arc Welding II
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding II
  • Gus Tungsten Arc Welding
  • Welding Applications II


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


  • Welder
  • Fabrication Welder
  • Welder Fitter
  • Wirer


  • Inspector
  • Quality Control
  • Certified Welding Inspector
  • Welding Project Manager

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

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 $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.


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.


  • How long does it take to learn welding?

    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.

  • What skills do you need to be a welder?

    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.

  • Is welding a good 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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