Campus: Mount Joy | CIP Code: 48.0508
Instructor: John Boyer
Instructor: Doug Long
Instructor: Welding Technology
John Boyer came to the Lancaster County and Technology Center at Mount Joy in January of 1981 as the welding instructor for the half day Welding program. At that time the school was known as the Lancaster County Vocational Technical School. He graduated from both Hempfield High School and the Lancaster County Vo-Tech Welding program in 1975. He was the winner of the 1974-1975 American Welding Society Outstanding Student Award. After working in the welding industry for several years being self-employed and also employed at several local companies, he entered the educational system. Since beginning his career with the CTC, John instructed Welding for the half day juniors and seniors before the senior only program began. He was the Manufacturing Cluster Welding instructor for seven years and is now the Welding instructor for the full day senior program. John earned his teaching degree through Penn State University, and he obtained his Bachelor’s in 2010.
John has been involved with SkillsUSA as an advisor and trainer for over 25 years and has also served as Central Region Advisor on the SkillsUSA State Board of directors from 2010-2013. He has also served as the local union’s vice president, president, and building representative throughout his career. John has been a member of the American Welding Society (AWS) for the past 25 years and on the Lancaster AWS chapter’s executive board for the past six years. An identical twin, John is married with two children and enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Instructor: Welding Technology
Douglas Long is a welder/metal fabricator with years of experience working in various custom metal companies manufacturing products and completing complex projects for both national and international clients. He is a Certified Vocational Instructor for the state of Pennsylvania from Penn State University. Douglas belongs to the American Welding Society and PA Welding Educators Association.
In his spare time, Douglas is an avid bicycle rider and has competed both locally and nationally.
Career Focus Statement
Prepare for professional welding technology careers, immediate employment, or further education.
All Advanced Manufacturing students will:
- Earn National Skills Certificates, i.e. National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) PA Skills Certificates and AWS SENSE Level 1 Certificate.
- Successfully transition into a 1st career job and/or related post-secondary training.
- Be proficient in their career major and demonstrate proficiency through hands-on performance and theoretical testing.
- Perform a wide range of welding processes using advanced welding techniques.
- Assemble and fabricate specialized metal products.
- Practice welds needed for weld certification, use modern power tools/equipment, and interpret fabrication blueprints.
- Aerospace Industry
- Equipment Repair & Sales
- Field Welder
- Industrial Welder/Fabricator
- Oxyacetylene/Plasma Cutter
- Pipe Fitter –Welder
- TIG/MIG/Electric Arc Welder
- Underwater Repair & Fabrication
- Weld Inspector
Dual Enrollment & Advanced Credits offered through State-wide articulation agreements.