Degree/Certificate: Associate in Science
HEGIS Code: 5308
SUNY Code: 1643
Major Code: WELD
Welding technology is a highly desired degree where the graduates are typically employed in manufacturing as certified welders in this high demand field. The associate degree assists the welder in being a well-rounded employee who desires advancement in their career whether it be in management, sales, purchasing, or procurement.
The NCCC Approach
This is a broad-based program for men and women who are interested in the exciting career field of welding technology. The curriculum includes coursework in welding that is designed to prepare the student for various welding certifications. In addition, the degree offers coursework in some of the soft skilled and tangible areas of liberal arts. The laboratory approach provides the student with ample opportunity to develop welding skill sets that are marketable in the workforce.
The program is designed in conjunction with Orleans/Niagara BOCES programming. The state-of-the-art welding facilities and equipment at the Niagara BOCES campus are used for all welding instruction. The two campuses (NCCC and BOCES) are in close proximity being next door to each other. Commuting between the two campuses is well under one mile.
Graduates of this program are readily accepted by industry.
Students admitted in fall, spring and summer. It is possible to obtain advanced standing by taking appropriate welding courses in articulated high school programs Orleans/Niagara BOCES).
Because of the sequencing of courses, it may take more than four semesters of full-time study if a student begins this program in a spring or summer semester.
Program Goals and Objectives
- Provide students with the basic knowledge required for entry level in manufacturing welding
- Graduates will become certified welders
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion, students will:
- Complete a welding certification (Certified Welder) for one or multiple welding types
- Apply welding procedures to fabricate weldments
- Apply machining procedures to modify weldments to final drawing specifications
- Analyze blueprints and disseminate the information to build a weldment
- Examine weldment design shapes and mathematically calculate the solutions to build a weldment
- Associate the basic principles of chemistry as they apply to the welding field
- Communicate project information through written methods
- Recognize hazards in the workplace and operate in a safe manner