Frequently Asked Questions

On what days can training be started?

Classes begin monthly except for holidays. Holidays include - New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Days (Thursday and Friday), and Christmas Day.

What are the daily hours of required attendance?

All hours are instructional hours. These are Monday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 P.M. Tuesday - Thursday 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Evening hours are Monday thru Wednesday 5:30 to 9:30 PM and Thursday 5:30 to 8:30 PM.

What is the usual class size?

The school has been approved by the New York State Education Department to accommodate a maximum number of 87 students. The classroom can accommodate 18 students for lecture, presentation, and discussion.

Day classes: Total student body, typically 30-60 students.
Individual classes: typically 10-12 students.
Evening classes: Total student body, typically 12-20 students.
Individual classes: Maximum of 6 students to 10 students.

Can the school provide lodging to out-of-town students while in training?

In most cases, the school can assist in finding lodging for students.

At what level of entry can I expect to enter the job market?

The program will enable students to perform welding duties in fabrication shops. Highly-skilled students can work in the construction field where certifications are required.

Do I need to be certified to get a welding job?

State licensing or certifications are not required to practice the trade of welding. It is therefore not mandatory for our students to take these certification tests. However, Modern Welding School does offer many of these certification tests. Students can become certified while enrolled.

Certification Testing Test Fee
The New York State DOT Certification $150.00
The American Welding Society Certification $150.00
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers Certification $275.00

Note: Rates for stainless and aluminum are higher.

Tensiles and x-rays are available.

N.Y. State Department Of Transportaion Testing Site.

Call for quote. 1-800-396-6810

These tests are also available for non-students who are qualified welders.

Please call for details and to make an appointment.



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Daily booth rentals available
for the experienced welder

Days $200.00

Evenings $100.00

Individual courses are available
for experienced welders.
Pretesting required. Fee: $75.00

Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges.

Licensed by the New York State Education Department.

Approved by the New York State Education Department for
Training of Veterans.

An Institutional Member in the
American Welding Society.