Welding Process Technology

  • Credits: 17
  • Degree Type: Certificate
  • Campus: Thief River Falls

The Welding Process Technology certificate was designed in cooperation with local manufacturing companies and prepares students for an entry level career in the welding field.

Program Overview

The Welding Process Technology certificate was designed in cooperation with local manufacturing companies and prepares students for an entry level career in the welding field. The program integrates theory, safety practices, and application of technical training. Coursework provides the student with information and skill development in a variety of welding processes.

Through coursework, the student will develop fundamental knowledge of metals, welding processes, safety and related equipment applications, and will be introduced to basic weld print reading and welding symbols. The student will also learn the following welding processes: stick (SMAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), oxy-acetylene welding and cutting (OAW & C), and carbon arc cutting.


Employment

The employment outlook for welders and solderers in the state of Minnesota from 2010 to 2020 is 18%, a high growth career.

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Program Course Listings

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Required Courses

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
FYEC 1110 Pathways to Success 1
WELD 1100 Weld Orientation 1
WELD 1102 Weld Fundamentals 3
WELD 1104 Basic SMAW 4
WELD 1110 Blueprint Reading/Symbols 2
WELD 1121 Oxy-Acetylene Weld/Cut 2
WELD 1130 Gas Metal Arc Welding 4
TOTAL CREDITS: 17
 

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Program Specific Requirements


Program Accreditation

Northland Community & Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Transferring to NCTC?

We know there are a number of reasons students consider transferring from their current college or university. We also know you might have concerns about transferring current course work, meeting program prerequisites, managing timelines, and more. As a transfer student, you’ll quickly discover that creating opportunities for your smooth transition to Northland is our top priority. Our transfer admissions specialists and academic counselors understand this is an important move for you and will do everything they can to make your transition as easy as possible.

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Program Faculty

  • Joel Ziegler
  • Welding Instructor
  • Campus: Thief River Falls
  • Tel: (218) 683-8728
  • Toll Free: 1.800.959.6282

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