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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

New York City District Council of Carpenters Training Center | Evaluated Learning Experience

Welding 4


35 Hours in one week.

The New York City District Council of Carpenters, 395 Hudson Street, New York, NY, or approved work sites.

October 2016 – May 2023.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will become better prepared to progress towards testing within the welding discipline. Students will weld on practice ½’ or 1” test plates. Fabrication projects are utilized to replicate a work setting and  allow the student an enhanced perspective. Safety is paramount, and rigorously enforced to establish a mindset throughout an individual’s career. The apprentice will have gained a vast familiarity with welding terms,  techniques, and positions to allow for favorable testing results.


The course provides current welding information and techniques to prepare students for employment in the welding field as well as for individuals who wish to upgrade their welding skills. The student to teacher ratio is very low during the hands-on application of welding, and commonly is a one-to-one ratio during a demonstration or critiquing process.    Apprentices learn to operate basic equipment used in shielded metal arc welding and oxyacetylene cutting, and they are instructed in the choice of proper electrodes. Topics include terminology, critical temperatures, welding distortion and defects, blueprint reading for welders and joint design. The course combines lecture and lab modalities, and it prepares students for industry certification exams. Prerequisite: Basic Arc Welding, Welding 2, Welding 3.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours as a technical elective in Carpentry or Construction Technology (10/20).