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Located near Plantation, Florida, Universal Technical Institute’s welding school in Miramar provides students with hands-on training using current technology, as well as guidance on how to embark on a welding career path.1 Learn more about our industry-aligned program below.


If you’re looking for a welding school near Plantation, UTI Miramar’s Welding training program is located about 21 miles to the southwest and takes just 36 weeks to complete. The program covers four main types of arc welding: gas metal arc welding (GMAW), shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), flux-cored arc welding (FCAW) and gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW).

These four types of arc welding are used across industries like oil rigging, manufacturing, motorsports, construction and more. Students at UTI Miramar train in labs equipped with state-of-the-industry tools, technology, and equipment. Experienced instructors teach students about project planning, industry terminology, various welding positions and symbols, and much more.

Upon completing the program, Welding students at UTI Miramar are awarded diplomas and can begin pursuing entry-level careers as welders, welder fitters and fabrication welders.


UTI’s welding school in Miramar includes the following welding courses:

  • 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)
  • Engineering and Fabrication
  • Flux-Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)
  • Pipe Welding
  • Welding Applications I and II
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW)


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.

The opportunity doesn’t stop in Florida. Skilled welders are in demand nationwide — the BLS estimates there will be more than 42,000 welding job openings in the United States between 2022 and 2032.42

Many industries depend on welding professionals. Keep reading to learn about some of the entry-level and advanced roles welders can pursue.


Graduates of UTI’s welding training program can pursue entry-level positions like welder, welder fitter and fabrication welder.

Although most of our graduates start out working in entry-level roles, as with any industry, over time, you may be able to advance in your career with experience and hard work.77 Once you gain more experience, there are various welding career paths you may be interested in pursuing. A few advanced roles that those with well-developed skills and experience could consider include:

  • Onboard ship maintenance welders typically work for cruise lines, monitoring the ship and making repairs while on the water.
  • Military support welders support the military in constructing, maintaining and repairing equipment, including weapons and vehicles.
  • Boilermakers use welding equipment to maintain and repair pressure containers like boilers and tanks. They typically work for power plants but may also work in manufacturing.

Keep in mind that the welding roles mentioned may not be available specifically in Plantation at the time of graduation. However, UTI Miramar’s Career Services team can help you look for other welding opportunities that interest you.1


Schedule a campus tour today! To get to our welding school in Miramar, follow these directions:

  1. Get on I-595 West in Davie from West Broward Boulevard and South Hiatus Road (5.8 miles)
    1. Head west on Coconut Terrace toward Holly Lane (115 feet)
    2. Turn left onto Holly Lane (0.3 miles)
    3. Turn left onto Second Street/Cypress Road (138 feet)
    4. Turn right onto Holly Lane (0.2 miles)
    5. Turn right at the first cross street onto West Broward Boulevard (3.9 miles)
    6. Slight left toward South Hiatus Road (0.1 miles)
    7. Turn left onto South Hiatus Road (0.7 miles)
    8. Turn right (0.3 miles)
    9. Use the left lane to merge onto FL-84 West (0.2 miles)
    10. Use the left lane to take the I-595 West/I- 75 ramp to Florida 869 (0.2 miles)
  2. Take I-75 South to South 33rd Street/Miramar Parkway in Miramar. Take Exit 7 from I-75 South (13.4 mi)
    1. Merge onto I-595 West (1.6 miles)
    2. Use the left two lanes to take the exit toward I-75 South/Miami (1.7 miles)
    3. Merge onto I-75 South (6.1 miles)
    4. Keep right at the fork to stay on I-75 South (3 miles)
    5. Use the right two lanes to take Exit 7 toward South 33rd Street/Miramar Parkway (0.3 miles)
    6. Keep left at the fork to continue on Exit 7A, follow signs for East Miramar Parkway (0.7 miles)
  3. Continue on South 33rd Steet/Miramar Parkway to your destination (1.4 miles)
    1. Turn right onto South 33rd Street/Miramar Parkway (0.8 miles)
    2. Turn left toward SW 145th Avenue (413 feet)
    3. Turn left onto SW 145th Avenue (0.4 miles)
    4. Turn right (226 feet)
    5. Turn left, and UTI Miramar will be on your right (269 feet)


2601 SW 145th Avenue
    Miramar, FL 33027

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754-946-5595 | Campus
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844-338-0033 | Financial Aid
407-232-5259 | Housing
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In addition to welding training, UTI also has Automotive, Diesel, and Airframe & Powerplant technician training programs in Miramar.79

Automotive Technician Training

In UTI Miramar’s automotive mechanic training program, students can gain hands-on training18 that can help them pursue entry-level roles in the auto industry. This 51-week program7 teaches essential skills like inspecting and repairing engines, conducting maintenance, testing vehicle operations, and examining components like brakes and steering.

Upon graduation, students are presented with an occupational associate degree (OAD). Should they wish to expand their skill set even further, students can apply for specialized automotive training programs that are available at other UTI campuses nationwide.

Diesel Technician Training

The diesel mechanic training program at UTI Miramar is a 45-week program7 designed to develop the technical skills employers often look for in entry-level technicians.1 Students will be immersed in a hands-on learning environment18 outfitted with current technologies and tools. Graduates earn diplomas.

Those looking to take their learning further can apply for specialized diesel training programs available at other UTI campuses across the nation.

Airframe and Powerplant Training

The airframe and powerplant training program79 is designed to be completed in just 18 months and provides students with foundational maintenance and repair skills. The curriculum builds students’ knowledge from the ground up, so no previous experience is required.

The hands-on curriculum prepares students to seek entry-level aviation mechanic roles with various industries that could include commercial airlines, manufacturers or shipping businesses.


End your “welding school near me” search at UTI Miramar. Allow experienced instructors to help you hone your skills with industry-specific welding courses and provide career-path guidance, and in less than nine months, you could begin pursuing a career you’re excited about. Start by requesting more info by clicking below, and we’ll help you connect with an Admissions Representative!


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