Sullivan County BOCES

Where Futures Begin and Dreams Are Achieved!

Where Futures Begin and Dreams Are Achieved!

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Contact Information:
Maurice Piersma, Teacher  
Phone: (845) 295-4152 or e-mail:

This program introduces students to the basics of welding principles. Students will learn welding safety and theory, metal preparation, measuring, cutting, project layout, blueprint reading, in addition to basic metal fabrication. This hands-on class will give the students the opportunity to learn the different types of welding including oxyfuel, gas/metal arc welding, basic TIG welding, shielded metal arc welding, and plasma cutting.
Skills that make a good welder include:

  • Good manual dexterity
  • Excellent hand-eye coordination
  • An inquisitive mind to design and build a variety of products
  • An open-minded approach to learning new skills and techniques
  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to “think outside the box” in solving problems
For a more information, view the Program Brochure  

Career Opportunities in the WeldingField:
  • Aerospace
  • Agriculture
  • Automotive manufacture and repair
  • Chemical processing
  • Construction
  • General manufacturing
  • Oil and gas extraction
  • Plumbing and pipe welding
  • Underwater welding 

Affiliated jobs within those industries include:
  • Inspection
  • Education
  • Post-secondary administrator, professor or associate professor; secondary administrator or welding teacher
  • Technical Sales
  • Distributor owner, manufacturer sales rep, distributor of outside or counter sales
  • Artistic Welding
  • Metal sculpture, garden furniture, decorative ironwork in gates, window grilles and balconies 

Articulation Agreements: