Study welding at JCC
The Welding Technology degree at Jamestown Community College prepares you for employment in the expanding fields of welding and welding technology engineering. You can pursue careers such as welding technician, welding supervisor, inspector, and sales engineer. You’ll be involved in testing and improving welding processes, procedures, and equipment. Graduates can also transfer to four-year institutions offering the bachelor’s degree in welding engineering technology.
JCC’s program provides a strong foundation in welding processes, including safety, proper equipment setup, and metallurgy. You’ll also gain practical experience in shielded metal arc, gas metal arc, and gas tungsten arc welding.
JCC also offers NYSDOT welder certification testing »
2021 median pay for welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers: $47,010/year according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Where to study at JCC
- Fully available on the Jamestown Campus
- Some courses must be completed on the Jamestown Campus
JCC’s Welding Technology A.A.S. degree prepares you to immediately enter the workforce after graduation.
- Design, production, testing, and evaluation
- Operation, service, and maintenance
- Distribution and sales
The MTI provides highly skilled training and industry-standard equipment to prepare for manufacturing careers.
Welding technology skills
After you complete the program, you will be able to:
- Perform AWS code quality welds on plate and pipe in all positions using shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, and gas tungsten arc welding.
- Visually inspect all fillet welds and groove welds to ensure that they meet code criteria.
- Weld low carbon steel, stainless steel, as well as aluminum using shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, and gas tungsten arc welding.
- Accurately read and comprehend welding blueprints and welding symbols.
- Fabricate off of a blueprint.
- Write and understand welding procedure specifications, procedure qualification test records, and welding qualification test records.
ENG 1510: English Composition I
WLD 1200: Safety and Cutting Processes
WLD 1350: Shielded Metal Arc Welding
WLD 1360: Gas Metal Arc Welding
WLD 1370: Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
INT 1555: Inquire
- A fall start may be necessary to complete the program in two years. Discuss with an advisor.
ENG 1530: English Composition II
MCT 1240: Engineering Drawing with AutoCAD
WLD 2250: Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding
WLD 2260: Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding
WLD 2270: Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
- Students with the appropriate background may elect to complete a higher level mathematics course. Discuss with an advisor.
MAT 1590: College Algebra & Trigonometry (or higher)
PHY 1500: Foundational Physics
WLD 2360: Alternate Processes
WLD 2370: Metallurgy
- Students with the appropriate background may elect to complete a higher level physics course. Discuss with an advisor.
CHE 1500: Introduction to Chemistry
Social Sciences Elective
SOC 1510: Introduction to Sociology
WLD 2350: Fabrication
WLD 2450: Capstone Project
Choose a course that fulfills the Cultural Understanding and/or Global Perspectives requirements
- Students with the appropriate background may elect to complete a higher level chemistry course. Discuss with an advisor.