Welding Technology (A.A.S.)

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.

2020 median pay for welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers: $44,190/year according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Where to study at JCC

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.

Semester 1

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

ENG 1510: English Composition I

3

WLD 1200: Safety and Cutting Processes

3

WLD 1350: Shielded Metal Arc Welding

3

WLD 1360: Gas Metal Arc Welding

3

WLD 1370: Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

3

INT 1555: Inquire

2
  • A fall start may be necessary to complete the program in two years. Discuss with an advisor.

Semester 2

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

ENG 1530: English Composition II

3
JCC:Oral Communication

MCT 1240: Engineering Drawing with AutoCAD

4
JCC:Mathematical Reasoning

WLD 2250: Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding

3

WLD 2260: Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding

3

WLD 2270: Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

3
  • Students with the appropriate background may elect to complete a higher level mathematics course. Discuss with an advisor.

Semester 3

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

MAT 1220: Applied Mathematics for Technology II or

MAT 1590: College Algebra & Trigonometry (or higher)

4
JCC:Mathematical Reasoning

PHY 1250: Technical Physics I

4

WLD 2360: Alternate Processes

3

WLD 2370: Metallurgy

3
  • Students with the appropriate background may elect to complete a higher level physics course. Discuss with an advisor.

Semester 4

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

CHE 1500: Introduction to Chemistry

3

Social Sciences Elective

Recommended:

SOC 1510: Introduction to Sociology

3
JCC:Scientific Reasoning: Social Sciences

WLD 2350: Fabrication

3

WLD 2450: Capstone Project

2
JCC:Values and Ethics

Elective

Choose a course that fulfills the Cultural Understanding and/or Global Perspectives Essentials requirements

3
JCC:Global Perspectives
  • Students with the appropriate background may elect to complete a higher level chemistry course. Discuss with an advisor.