The demand for well-trained welding technicians who can fabricate and read blueprints is growing rapidly in the Lehigh Valley.
Northampton's Welding Technology programs are designed to prepare you to enter a modern welding setting. Our state-of-the-art welding facility and equipment enhances your learning experience and offers studies following the principles from the American Welding Society. You will learn the marketable skills required to work effectively with other people in a manufacturing environment. We emphasize development of professional attitudes, values, and ethics.
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.
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Your Career in Welding
Welders operate and maintain the machines that fabricate and repair metal structures, equipment and machinery. Welders are qualified for positions in a variety of fields based on their skill level and experience, including shipbuilding, automotive, construction and manufacturing industries. Many welders complete a postsecondary training program; they may also participate in on-the-job training. Some employers prefer to hire candidates who hold voluntary professional Certified Welder or Certified Welding Fabricator credentials.
Welders read and interpret diagrams, sketches and blueprints to determine operations, required materials and timeframes for projects. They understand and implement personal and company safety measures. Communication skills are essential to work with team members and converse with customers and clients.
Welding Career Paths
- Autobody Repairer
- Business Owner
- Maintenance Repair Technician
- Welding Assistant
- Welder Fabricator
Degrees We Offer
- Associate in Applied Science | 2 years
- Certificate | 1.5 years
- Specialized Diploma | 1 year
* This program is funded in part/in whole by the U.S. Department of Labor - Employment and Training Administration.
* PATH colleges and programs are Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employers & Programs. Auxiliary aids & services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.