Student using welding equipmentLearn the skills you need for a career in welding. Graduates of the program find job opportunities at local trade unions and in the manufacturing and construction industries.

All skill levels are welcome - from beginner to advanced.

Day and evening classes are available.

Get Hands-on Training

  • Shielded metal arc
  • Flux-cored arc
  • Gas metal arc (MIG)
  • Gas tungsten arc (TIG)
  • Thermal cutting
  • Pipe
  • Stainless steel
  • Aluminum

Earn Certifications/Licenses
Show your commitment to your trade. Certifications and licenses can lead to better job opportunities. In welding, some certifications are required to find employment. We offer:

  • OSHA 10-hour Construction Safety Training
  • Preparation for
    • American Welding Society (AWS) Certifications
    • ASME Certifications in pipe welding
    • NYS Department of Transportation (DOT) Steel Plate Certification

Start Your New Career

  • Work with our Career Services team to develop your resume and prep for interviews
  • Attend job fairs
  • Connect with employers who need your skills
  • Secure your job!

What do I need to get started?

To enter the program, a qualifying score on the TABE (Test for Adult Basic Education) is required. Contact the EOC and start working toward your goal today. 

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Capital District Educational Opportunity Center
431 River Street, Troy, NY 12180

Capital District Educational Opportunity Center at HVCC South
Capital South Campus Center
20 Warren Street, Albany, NY 12202

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