• Three students learn the use of a welding torch.

    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. Students in this course are eligible to become members of the student chapter of the American Welding Society, where they will have the opportunity to meet prospective employers on a professional level. Upon successful completion of this program, students can earn their AWSD 1.1 Structural Steel Qualification for both vertical and overhead elding, as well as the ASME section IX 6G pipe certification. Students will be able to take nationally-recognized welder qualification tests (certifications) in accordance with the American Welding Society. Careers in welding encompass many levels of ability and salary ranges, and
    include boilermaking, ironworking, welding and fabricating nuclear pipe vessels, as well as oil and gas line installations and aerospace welding.

  • 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

    Class Projects Include

    • Bicycle frames, barbeques, fire pit, furniture, tools, artwork, picture framing, custom automotive accessories aluminum rim repair and many hours of practice for welder qualification tests

    Students Will Study and Practice Essential Welding Processes, Including

    • 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

    GC Tech Guidance Office

    Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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