Do you have a passion for craftsmanship? Welders, always in high demand, fabricate metal parts for ships, cars, and critical components for the aerospace industry. Buildings, bridges, pipes, power plants, and refineries are all assembled by welders. You learn numerous welding processes using steel, stainless steel and aluminum. The basics of welding are the same across industries, so welders can easily shift from one to another. The field offers excellent employment opportunities due to a critical shortage of workers.
The Welding Technology program at SUNY Delhi offers a number of degrees and options for students interested in pursuing welding. Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) and Associate in Occupational Studies (A.O.S.) degrees are available. Both degrees utilize lectures and extensive hands-on learning. Modern labs help you gain the experience necessary to enter the work-place confidently and prepared.
The A.A.S. degree is useful for those students with a strong math and science background who may consider transferring to a four-year school at some point. The A.A.S degree has two options-Industrial and Sculpture. The traditional welding program is the Industrial Option. The Sculpture Option has been added recently for those who want to learn welding but want to apply it in artistic endeavors.
The most recent census established that over 900,000 men and women in the United States are employed as welders and/or flamecutters. Many new welders are needed each year so that the field has many employment opportunities.
Minimum requirements to be considered for admission HS Average: 75
Algebra Regents: 73
Transfer GPA: 2.0
AAS SUNY Curriculum Code: 1643 AOS SUNY Curriculum Code: 0666