Welding is the critical technique that joins materials in all manufacturing industries. No other technique is so widely used to join metals and alloys. The ability to create welds has produced the most common and most complex objects of our modern society. The potential for a career in welding is ever expanding due to advancements in technology.

This course provides the student with the skills, training and technical understanding necessary for entry-level positions in this field. NYSED and NYS DOL have approved the NCCER curriculum for this course. Students are required to wear 10” leather safety toe boots and long sleeve welding gloves.

Session I -Content focuses on welding safety, oxyfuel cutting, base metal preparation, and weld quality. In addition students will learn SMAW equipment and setup, SMAW electrodes and selection, SMAW beads and fillet welds, SMAW groove welds with backing and SMAW open v-groove welds.

Session II - Content focuses on reading welding detail drawings, plasma arc cutting (PAC), GMAW and FCAW - equipment and filler metals, GMAW and FCAW - plate, GTAW - equipment and filler metals, GTAW - plate, and GTAW - aluminum plate. Prerequisite: Session I

Class size is limited to 10.

In order to be considered enrolled, tuition must be paid in full at the time of registration or sponsorship from an agency must be established.

This program is approved by the NYS Bureau of Veterans Education.

Compliance: New York State Department of Labor Apprentice Training.

Instructor Qualifications: Welding Trade Certification to Teach Precision Metals; American Welding Society; NCCER Certified.

Fall Session I Winter/Spring Session II
Start Date September 13, 2022 February 7, 2023
End Date December 13, 2022 April 6, 2023
Location Bohlen Technical Center Bohlen Technical Center
Days Tuesdays and Thursdays Tuesdays and Thursdays
Times 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Course Length 13 weeks / 78 hrs. 8 weeks / 48 hrs.
Tuition $2,425 (includes Welding I textbook) $1,575 (includes Welding II textbook)
Instructor Don Snyder Don Snyder

Registration Information

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For more information, call the Adult and Continuing Education Office (315) 779-7220.