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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:
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 47,000 welding job openings in the United States between 2021 and 2031.42
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 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:
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:
2601 SW 145th Avenue     Miramar, FL 33027 M-F | 8am-5pm | Hours Campus Tours     TU&TH | 10am, 2pm, 6pm     W | 10 am & 2 pm     F&SAT | 10am & 1pm
In addition to welding training, UTI also has Automotive, Diesel, and Airframe & Powerplant technician training programs in Miramar.79
*Airframe & Powerplant program coming to UTI Miramar pending FAA approval.
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.
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.
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. (Program coming to UTI Miramar pending FAA approval.)
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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1) UTI is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary.
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7) Some programs may require longer than one year to complete.
10) Financial aid, scholarships and grants are available to those who qualify. Awards vary due to specific conditions, criteria and state.
18) UTI now offers all of its automotive, diesel, motorcycle and marine technician training in a blended learning format consisting of online lecture courses along with in-person, hands-on lab training.
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 2022 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 $22.69 (Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, May 2022 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 $18.91 and $17.16, respectively.
42) For Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an annual average of 47,600 job openings between 2021 and 2031. Job openings include openings due to net employment changes and net replacements. See Table 1.10 Occupational separations and openings, projected 2021-31, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov, viewed October 13, 2022. UTI is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary.
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.
79) Pending FAA approval, UTI aviation maintenance programs prepare graduates to apply and test for FAA mechanic certification. Graduates who don’t obtain certification may have fewer career opportunities. Some graduates get jobs in aviation or related industries other than as aviation maintenance technicians. UTI is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment, salary or FAA certification.
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