Welding @NCC

The demand for well-trained welding technicians who can fabricate and read blueprints is growing rapidly in the Lehigh Valley.

NCC's new and improved Welding Fundamentals Specialized Diploma program allows students to acquire industry-recognized skills and the basic theoretical knowledge to be able to weld safely and effectively. All welding credits provide a pathway to employment or entry to the two-year AAS degree. A welding certificate may be completed in as few as three semesters.

Recent (Summer 2015) job listings in the Lehigh Valley included:
Tradesmen International
The Rose Corporation
Trillium Construction Services
Fronti Fabrications
S&W Metal Products
FIBA Technologies
KB Systems, Inc.
Myers Power Products, Inc.
Clemens Food Group
Lineage Logistics
REEB Millwork Corporation

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Your Career in Welding

Students who complete the program will:

  • Demonstrate the proper use of Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) in short circuit and spray transfer modes, Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), and Submerged Arc Welding (SAW) equipment
  • Produce flat position padding and horizontal position tee joint fillet type welds with the GMAW, FCAW, and SAW processes that consistently meet the requirements of the American Welding Society
  • Identify common GMAW, FCAW, and SAW discontinuities, explain what causes their occurrence and how they negatively impact the weld
  • Demonstrate the proper use of Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) and Plasma Arc Cutting (PAC) equipment
  • Identify common GTAW discontinuities; explain what causes their occurrence and how they negatively impact the quality of the weld
  • Produce flat position padding with Torch Brazing (TB)

Welding Career Paths

  • Autobody Repairer
  • Business Owner
  • Maintenance Repair Technician
  • Welding Assistant
  • Welder Fabricator
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Degrees We Offer

  • Associate in Applied Science | 2 years
  • Certificate | 1.5 years
  • Specialized Diploma | 1 year
Program Details view official course information in our college catalog