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Fall Welding Course

Registration is available now for this Fall option open to anyone. Course Dates: Sept. 26 - Nov. 17, 2022 (See more information below on the days and times)

This non-credit Welding course at Eastern Florida State College focuses on on learning one of the three most popular welding processes: Shielded Metal Arc (stick); Gas Metal Arc (MIG); or Gas Tungsten Arc (TIG), you choose your focus after registering. The course is designed for workers who want to add basic skills for career advancement and also people who want to learn how to weld because a hobby involves metal.

The hands-on course lasts eight weeks, and is taught Monday - Thursday from 5:30 to 9:30 PM, excluding holidays, on EFSC's Cocoa campus, located at 1519 Clearlake Rd.

Taught by EFSC's professional welding instructor, the evening hours were designed to be convenient for working adults who want to learn welding skills and also hobbyists who may want to add welding capabilities because they restore cars and motorcycles or are artists who want to expand their craft to include metal sculpting.

Course Costs and Equipment Needs

The course fee is $700 with students required to provide their own personal protective equipment (PPE), such as a welding helmet, jacket, gloves, and leather steel-toed boots, plus basic tools. These items are estimated to cost $435 and everything except for the boots can be purchased from EFSC if that is more convenient. A complete supply list will be provided.

Students may qualify for a scholarship that would apply toward the course fee portion of the course, but not for any equipment costs. Download the scholarship form, fill it out and save it to your device, then email your completed PDF form to

The skills learned in the eight-week course can potentially translate into a jump start on EFSC's year-long Welding Technology certificate program.


EFSC-Workforce Training
1519 Clearlake Rd
Cocoa, FL 32922
Patty Salvo
321-433-7514 or 321-433-7505
Fax: 321-433-7525


Registration System Tips


Visit the registration site and click the box to the left of the course section you wish to register for, then click the "Add These Course and Continue to Registration" button at the bottom of the online course list. Payments are not accepted in this initial registration but may be made through your myEFSC student portal after the registration has been processed.