Molding Metal ... Become a Welder with CCC

Leveraging more than $2 million in grants along with recommendations from an employer-based advisory board, Corning Community College has developed a Welding Technology Program that leads to a non-credit Certificate.

This program supports a 30-member consortium of State University of New York community colleges that have partnered to design, implement, and deliver a strategic approach to job training and education for high-need industries within the advanced manufacturing sector. Initially offered at CCC, the program will eventually be shared with other members of the Consortium.

CCC’s program will incorporate Lincoln’s Vrtex® Simulators, which allow students to learn welding techniques in a simulated, immersive environment and then transfer welding skills and body positioning to the welding booth, while reducing material waste.

Program Fast Facts

  • Non-credit program providing students with skills for entry level welding positions
  • Developed with a SUNY grant designed to prepare a qualified workforce to meet local employer needs
  • Expected program duration is 450 hours
  • Classes will be conducted in a new lab outfitted with modern welding and fabrication equipment as well as Lincoln’s Vrtex® Welding Simulators
  • Classes taught at the Academic & Workforce Development Center on Madison Avenue in Elmira
  • Welding is a career of choice: experienced welders can earn up to $50,000; opportunities for progressive responsibility exist

New Dates! Classes begin soon!


May 2-October 14, 2016


Monday-Friday 8:00am-1:00pm


Elmira Academic Center, 318 Madison Ave., Elmira, NY

​For more information, contact Linda Tuttle at or 607-936-5537.