The Welding Process Technology certificate is designed to provide the student training in safely welding and cutting in various environments on mild carbon steel. Students will be introduced to basic theory and practical skill development in common welding process and techniques used for general welding repair and fabrication as well as blueprint reading and interpretaion.
This certificate includes an OSHA 10 hour program that would allow a student to receive their OSHA 10 card upon successful completion of the Orientation Course. Upon certificate completion the student will be proficient in SMAW, GMAW, and GTAW on mild steel. They will also be able to use various thermal cutting processes such as plasma, OAC, and carbon-arc cutting.
According to CAREERwise, the median hourly pay as a Welder, Cutter, Solderer, and Brazer in the state of Minnesota is $19.71 per hour. The employment outlook through 2024 is expected to grow approximately 0.9%, a low growth career.
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View semester order by campus: Thief River Falls
|Course #||Course Name||Credit(s)|
|WELD 1100||Weld Orientation||1|
|WELD 1104||Basic SMAW||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 1130||Gas Metal Arc Welding||4|
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