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 stateof-the-art welding equipment as well as computer numerical control (CNC) plasmacutting 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 welding 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
(Note: Steady hand-eye coordination is a must for success in this course.)
Work Experience 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