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Welding Technology, A.A.S.

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Welding technology is a highly desired degree program 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 skills 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 in now housed in our State of the Art New Welding and Metal Fab shop located on the main campus in the C-Annex. The 4500 sq. ft. modern facility was dedicated/opened January 23rd 2024, that features small class sizes for the lab portions of 10 students to 1 faculty member for more individual experience.

Graduates of this program are readily accepted by the industry.

Program Goals and Objectives
  • Graduates will become certified welders.
  • Provide students with the basic knowledge required for entry level in manufacturing welding.

Alumni Spotlight

Connor Richardson ’20

Connor Richardson obtained a degree in Welding Technology from SUNY Niagara. Having previously attended a four-year college, Connor decided that SUNY Niagara’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 SUNY Niagara 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.”

Connor Richardson

Program Contact

Joseph Schmidt
Program Coordinator
Phone: 716-614-5971
Location:  F131
Division Office: 716-614-6410