Quick look
    Target Student: Grades 11 & 12
    Course Length: 2 years
    Credits: Up to 4 per year in CTE
    or a combination of CTE and
    integrated academic credit for
    career and financial management,
    math and science
    Course Syllabus (Click Here)
    Welding Technology
    Instructor at Bohlen Center:
    Donald Snyder 

    Welding Technology (Bohlen Career & Tech Center)

    Prepare yourself to enter the high-paying field of welding. BOCES will work with you to develop the precision skills you’ll need for success in this demanding career. You’ll be using industry-standard technologies, including SMAW, TIG and MIG welders, plasma cutters, trace and pattern torches and oxy fuel. Plus, you’ll learn about accurate measurement and properties of metals. Upon successful completion of the program, you’ll be able to work in the welding trade as a certified professional or you can opt to further your education in college or advanced trade schools. This course is also open to adult students. High school students are given first priority for enrollment.


    Sample units of study

    • Welding safety
    • Hand and power tools
    • SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding)
    • Oxy-fuel cutting and welding
    • GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding)
    • GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding)
    • Plasma arc cutting  (manual and computer-controlled)
    • Blueprint reading

    Career opportunities

    • Pipe welding
    • Structural welding
    • Fabrication welding
    • Sanitary welding
    • Maintenance welding


    College/other partnerships

    • Mohawk Valley Community College
    • Students can earn a 10-hour safety card issued by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), as well as the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) certifications.


Last Modified on October 21, 2016