Course Description

Course Description

CDA Tech developed the curriculum for our welding program by working closely with the leading companies in these industries. Unlike traditional welding schools that teach students how to weld in a booth, CDA simulates the environment of a real maritime welder with ship fitting, crane operations, rigging and offshore survival. Our program is rigorous and intensive. Learn More



Admission Requirements

CDA's Maritime Welding Program prepares graduates for the exciting and fast-paced career of welding, in manufacturing, construction, maintenance and shipyards.

Our program goes above and beyond the standard welding training with additional training in fitting, thermal cutting, confined spaces, hazardous materials handling, first aid, rigging, weld inspection and offshore safety and survival to simulate the rigors of a real welding career. These skills are in high demand by leading companies in the welding industry and enhance your marketability as a welder.


CDA is proud to honor our vets. That's why we'll waive both your registration fee and room and board when you attend CDA Technical Institute.*

Veterans interested in a rewarding career, should investigate the opportunities available to them through the Maritime Welding Program at CDA Technical Institute.

CDA accepts Post 9/11 GI Bill ® benefits and our highly trained admissions team can help you navigate the application process to ensure you get as much financial support as possible. Your military background will be an asset at CDA Tech and you will feel at home with our many other veteran students and instructors.

*Restrictions apply, call (888 974-2232) for details.

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Financial Aid

A job in an exciting and well-paid field may be more accessible than you thought! CDA accepts a wide variety of Financial Aid options that can help pay for the training you need to start a great career.

CDA accepts Title IV federal student aid, including the Federal Pell Grant, Stafford loan, and Parent PLUS loans. CDA also accepts Florida Prepaid, the GI Bill®, State and VA Vocational Rehabilitation funding, as well as a variety of other aid options. Don't let finances keep you from achieving your dreams. Contact CDA today and let our Financial Aid counselors help you navigate the aid options that are available to you.

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Alumni Testimonials

"With the training I received from CDA I was able to land a job that allows me to travel anywhere in the world."

Since graduating from the 4-Month long Maritime Welding Program, Nathan has gone on to acheive tremendous success as a master welder working for the US Navy as a government contractor.

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