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Are you looking for hands-on welding training near Weston, Florida? Universal Technical Institute has teamed with industry-leader Lincoln Electric to provide training that aligns with current processes, regulations and production protocols. Continue reading to learn more about UTI Miramar’s welding school near Weston.
UTI’s Welding training program in Miramar, FL, can be completed in less than nine months. The campus is located only about 13 miles south of Weston.
The program helps prepare students to pursue welding careers in various industries1 by teaching four main arc welding processes — gas metal arc welding (GMAW), shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), flux-cored arc welding (FCAW) and gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW). Students also learn to weld in the flat, vertical, horizontal, overhead, fixed and rolling positions.
At the end of 36 weeks, welding school graduates can begin pursuing entry-level roles, including as fabrication welders and welder fitters.77
UTI’s welding courses are evidence of its comprehensive curriculum. Welding school courses include:
Not only will students learn various welding processes and positions, but they will also learn safety standards, measurement, project planning, blueprint reading, code interpretation, standard terminology and more.
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.
A welding career can be exciting for self-starters who enjoy learning, problem-solving and opportunities to be creative. Several industries rely on welders to help them stay running, and the career path leaves room for transitioning across industries and trying new work environments.
There’s a demand for skilled welders. In fact, more than 47,000 estimated average annual welding job openings are expected in the United States.42
Some of our welding training graduates start out in one of the following entry-level roles:
While most of our grads start out in entry-level roles like these, as with any industry, over time, you may be able to advance in your career with hard work.77 A couple of advanced welding roles could include:
While the welding positions mentioned above are popular paths to pursue, they may not be currently available in Weston. If you have any questions or need further information regarding the types of welding careers available in your area, please don't hesitate to reach out to our Career Services team.1
UTI Miramar’s welding school is approximately 13 miles from Weston. Please note that this route requires restricted-usage roads. To get to our campus, 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
Not sure about welding school? UTI also offers Diesel, Automotive, and Airframe & Powerplant technician training programs in Miramar.79
*Airframe & Powerplant program coming to UTI Miramar pending FAA approval.
UTI’s automotive mechanic school trains students to perform maintenance and diagnose and make repairs to various automobiles. A few course topics include Automotive Engines Service and Repair, Vehicle Brake Systems, Advanced Technology/Hybrid and Service Advising, Vehicle Electronic Systems and Technology, and more.
The 51-week program7 was created with the help of industry leaders, so students can build the entry-level skills many employers are looking for.1 During their studies, students train in classrooms and labs outfitted with the technology and tools seen in the field.
Upon graduating, many students pursue entry-level roles as automotive technicians, service writers and parts associates.77
Experienced instructors lead the diesel mechanic school in Miramar and teach a curriculum developed with help from UTI’s industry relationships. From maintenance to diagnosis and repair, students train on various diesel engines and equipment.
The program is 45 weeks long7 and includes course topics like Diesel Engines Service & Repair, Diesel Truck Brake Systems & Chassis, Vehicle Electronic Systems and Technology, Diesel Truck Transport Refrigeration, and more.
Upon completion, students can pursue entry-level roles as diesel technicians, agriculture technicians and heavy equipment repair technicians.77
Our airframe and powerplant school79 is taught by experienced instructors in hands-on labs equipped with modern tools and technologies.
The 18-month program is designed to teach students to maintain, diagnose and repair various aircraft, helping them develop the skills employers often value in entry-level candidates.1
Upon graduating, students can pursue entry-level careers. Possible positions include aviation mechanic, turbine technician or field technician.77(Program coming to UTI Miramar pending FAA approval.)
Ready to discover the potential of a welding school education near Weston? UTI Miramar’s instructors, up-to-date welding courses, and Career Services can help equip you to pursue a career you’re excited about. Here are a few next steps you can take:
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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 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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