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Contact Information:
Michele Robbins, Teacher  
Phone: (845) 295-4152 or e-mail:

This program introduces students to the basics of welding principles. Students will learn hands on skills entrenched in theory on the following topics, welding safety, metal preparation, measuring, cutting, project layout, blueprint reading, to become knowledgeable about basic metal fabrication. The students will have the opportunity to learn the different types of welding including thermal arc cutting to include oxy-fuel, plasma and thermal arc. Welding processes will include SMAW (shielded metal arc welding), GMAW (gas metal arc welding), GTAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding). A first year student would focus on working in the flat position on carbon steel in a variety of thicknesses and cover all of five of the joint types. A second year student would focus on perfecting everything from their first year and move on to out of position welding to include horizontal, vertical and overhead. These application will be used on a variety of materials to include carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminum.
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:
Automotive manufacture and repair
Chemical processing
General manufacturing
Iron Worker
Oil and gas extraction
Sheet Metal Worker 
Underwater welding 
Affiliated jobs within those industries include: 
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 
Welders Helper

Articulation Agreements: