Welding and Metal Fabrication

Albany Campus

Welders and sheet metal fabricators are in high demand globally. The Welding and Metal Fabrication program is a two-year program that is aligned with American Welding Society standards. During the duration of the program, students learn the skills and techniques necessary for success in a career that values well-trained, experienced professionals.

Students learn shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), flux cored arc welding (FCAW), gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), oxy fuel cutting and plasma cutting. They also learn about the operation of welding and metal fabrication machinery, blueprint reading and shop theory.

Upon completion, students are prepared to seek employment or proceed with more advanced training at a technical school or college. Career information may be found at American Welding Society website

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Who is eligible to attend?

Typically juniors and seniors from our 24 component school districts who are interested in career training as part of their high school experience are eligible to enroll.

How do I enroll?

The first step is to meet with your home school guidance counselor to learn how Career & Technical Education can benefit your career path. Your counselor can then help you arrange a tour of our Albany (Colonie) or Schoharie campuses, or the Center for Advanced Technology at Mohonasen. They can also help you begin the enrollment process.

Where can I learn more?

Send an email indicating your interest to diane.ogren@neric.org or call 518-862-4816. Read more about our school