Welding - Session I
    (Offered Fall '17)
     Welding - Session II
    (Offered Winter/Spring '18)

    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.  Students are required to wear 10” leather safety toe boots and long sleeve welding gloves. 

    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.


    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.  After successful completion of Session I, you have the opportunity to earn NCCER Level I certification.
    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.  After successful completion of Session II, you have the opportunity to earn NCCER Level II certification.
    Prerequisite:  Session I 
       Session I
     Session II
     Start Date
     September 12, 2017
     February 27, 2018
     End Date
     December 12, 2017
     April 12, 2018
     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.
     7 weeks / 42 hrs.
    (includes Welding I textbooks)
    (Includes Welding II textbooks)
     Instructor  Don Snyder