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 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.
Program Goals and Objectives
- Graduates will become certified welders.
- Provide students with the basic knowledge required for entry level in manufacturing welding.
Connor Richardson ‘20
Connor Richardson obtained a degree in Welding Technology from Niagara County Community College (NCCC). Having previously attended a four-year college, Connor decided that NCCC’s two-year program is where he wanted to be. Connor’s welding experience started at home where that work turned into a profession he could see himself in for years to come. He chose NCCC because our two-year program offers more opportunities than a basic certificate that you may get at other schools. “It makes it a lot easier to get a job. You’re going to have some experience in places such as blueprint reading and torch cutting that will make you more of an asset to companies that are out there.”