This fall semester program is designed to prepare the student for entry to various types of manufacturing jobs that require welding. The student will be proficient at setting up welding machines and trouble-shooting common problems related to the welding process. The student will be trained in following written and verbal instructions for proper lay-out, tacking, and fabrication of weldments so those weldments will be within a given set of tolerances. The student will also be allowed to qualify with several types of welding processes following industry approved welding procedure specifications.
The employment outlook for graduates of the Welding Manufacturing Technology certificate is excellent. Graduates can expect to find full-time employment in production work, manufacturing, repair and maintenance, and the construction industry. Welding skills lend themselves to entrepreneurship and some welders go into business for themselves.
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 course schedule order by campus: Thief River Falls
|Course #||Course Name||Credit(s)|
|CRLT 2103||Job Seeking/Keeping||1|
|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 1150||Weld Qualification||1|
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