Welding - Niagara Center

  • Niagara Career and Technical Education Center
    Instructors:  Steve Frey, Lynn Wahler

    e-mail: sfrey@onboces.org and lwahler@onboces.org

    NOCTI, DOT AND AWS certification available to all students. 

    The Welding Program is designed to develop skills in all areas of welding and metal fabrication, but most specifically those areas where there is the greatest employment potential. This two year program will ensure good working skills in welding. Approximately one-quarter of the course is devoted to metal fabrication methods and the production of welded items.


    1. To develop safe and sound practices and procedures.
    2. To develop and acquire skills and concepts.
    3. To select and utilize a wide variety of measuring and blueprint reading.
    4. To understand the usage of metallurgy and the science of metal.
    5. To assist in developing acceptable work habits and attitudes.
    6. To develop job-seeking skills necessary to succeed in the world of work.


    First Year:

    1. Shop Safety
    2. Oxy-Acetylene Welding
    3. Oxy-Acetylene Cutting
    4. Oxy-Acetylene Brazing
    5. Basic Arc Welding - all positions and common joints
    6. Measurement and Basic Blueprint Reading
    7. Basic Welding Inspection - interpret weld
    8. Discontinuities/Defects
    9. Hand Tools
    10. Set Up Operations
    11. Basic MIG Welding with common joints
    12. Basic Metallurgy
    13. American Welding Society Entry-Level Certification

    Second Year:

    1. Review of the First Year
    2. Welding and Cutting Safety
    3. TIG Welding (Tungsten Arc Welding)
    4. Aluminum and Stainless Steel
    5. MIG Welding (Metal Arc Welding) Steel and Aluminum
    6. Welding Inspection - interpret weld discontinuities/defects
    7. DOT Weld Test (Department of Transportation) Certificate
    8. American Welding Society Entry-Level Certification
    9. Basic Rigging
    10. Flux-Core Welding
    11. Advance Stick-Arc Welding
    12. Pipe Welding
    13. Metal Fabrication (hand tools and machine tools)
    14. Metallurgy, Blueprint Reading, Plasma Cutting


    College Credits


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