• Barry Tech | Engineering Technologies | Welding in Long Island

  • About This Course

    In this course, students will learn to fuse different types of metals. Welding and cutting processes will be implemented in a real-world shop setting utilizing state-of-the-art welding equipment, as well as computer numerical control (CNC) plasma cutting equipment. They will be able to assess and evaluate their welds through nondestructive and metallurgical destructive test methods. Identification, selection and application of welding electrodes and filler rods will also be taught.

  • Welders-in-Training Will Learn

    • Welding and cutting safety practices
    • Fabrication techniques
    • Blueprint reading
    • Weld symbol identification
    • Math-related skills applicable to pipe and structural steel assemblies
    • Shielded metal arc welding (SMAW – stick)
    • Gas metal arc welding (GMAW – MIG)
    • Gas tungston arc welding (GTAW – TIG)
    • Oxyacetylene applications
    • Cutting and brazing
    • Plasma cutting  (Note: Steady hand-eye coordination is a must for success in this course.)

  • Course available: Grades 11–12
    Course length: 2 years
    Location: Barry Tech


Career Opportunities

  • Students who meet all eligibility requirements may participate in supervised, real-world, work-based learning offerings that include clinics, shadow days, internships or paid


    Co-Op experiences at workplace sites such as:

    • Abble Awning
    • AWISCO New York Corp.
    • Con Edison’s Van Nest Service Center
    • Curtiss Wright
    • Forest Iron Works
    • Knickerbocker Partition Corp.
    • Local 1 Plumbers
    • Local 137 Sheetmetal Union
    • Local 638 Steamfitters Nassau County Department of Public Works
    • National Grid (Keyspan)
    • NYS DOT
    • RW Truck Equipment, Inc.
    • Sav Truck Center

Barry Tech & GC Tech Guidance Office

  • Barry Tech Guidance Office

    Monday - Friday 9 AM - 3 PM

    (516) 622-6812/6814