Welding Process Technology

  • Credits: 34
  • Degree Type: Diploma
  • Campus: Thief River Falls

Revised TRF Welding Program Available Fall 2021

Thief River Falls campus welding program is going through a redesign during the 2020-2021 academic year. The revised program curriculum will be available for students starting Fall 2021. Please visit our East Grand Forks campus welding technology program, which is accepting students.

Program Overview

The Welding Process Technology diploma was designed in cooperation with regional manufacturing companies. The program prepares the student for a career in a welding or welding related field. The program integrates theory, safety, and applications of technical welding training.
Through coursework, the student will develop fundamental knowledge of metals, welding processes, safety and related equipment applications. The student will become proficient in the following welding and cutting processes: stick (SMAW) and gas metal arc welding (GMAW), gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), oxy-acetylene welding (OAW), oxy-acetylene cutting (OAC), plasma arc cutting (PAC), and carbon arc cutting (CAC). The students will also have the opportunity to fabricate several weldments using various types of materials and techniques.
This degree consists of two stackable certificates. The student may stop out for employment and continue at a later date, or they may move straight through the full program

Employment Information

The employment outlook for graduates of the Welding Process Technology diploma is excellent. Graduates can expect to find employment in a manufacturing production facility as a welder or robotics operator. Welding skills lend themselves to entrepreneurship and some welders go into business for themselves.

Career Outlook

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Program Course Listings

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Required Courses

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
CRLT 2103 Job Seeking/Keeping 1
WELD 1100 Weld Orientation 1
WELD 1104 Basic SMAW 4
WELD 1106 Flux Cored Arc Welding 2
WELD 1107 GTAW -- Alum & SS 3
WELD 1108 GMAW -- Manufacturing 4
WELD 1109 Weld Fabrication 4
WELD 1110 Blueprint Reading/Symbols 2
WELD 1117 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 3
WELD 1123 Fabrication Math 2
WELD 1124 Cutting Processes 1
WELD 1125 CNC Plasma Cutting 2
WELD 1130 Gas Metal Arc Welding 4
WELD 1150 Weld Qualification 1

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