The Welding Technology certificate provides students with entry-level skills and theoretical knowledge to perform the various welding, cutting and fabrication processes required in a 21st century manufacturing facility. Graduates from this program are prepared to enter the industry as welders, fabricators, fitters and inspectors.
The course of study includes: print reading; weld symbols; measurement and materials; job planning and layout; and metallurgy. Welding techniques instructed include oxygen-fuel welding and cutting; shielded metal arc welding (SMAW-stick); gas metal arc welding (GMAW-MIG); gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW-TIG) and various fabrication processes.
The program’s curriculum is closely aligned with standards set forth by American Welding Society (AWS). Students may choose to utilize these credits to continue on for an AAS Degree in Welding & Metal Fabrication.Arts & Sciences curriculum supports the technical coursework by enhancing the students’ communication, mathematics and critical thinking skills.
Graduates earn a certificate; the program takes one year (two semesters) to complete.
Welder; Fabricator; Millwright; Pipefitter
Data reflects placement for AY2013-14 graduates indicating employment in their field of study within 6 months following graduation. Full data calculations are available for review during College open hours Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT at Career Services or contact email@example.com.
Tennant Company, Caterpillar, Inc.; GE Power & Water; Chart Industries, Inc.; Protofab Engineering
SOURCE: Based on May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates for the state of Minnesota published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov.