Welding Process Technology

  • Credits: 16
  • Degree Type: Certificate
  • Campus: Thief River Falls

Program Overview

The Welding Process Technology certificate is designed to provide the student training in safely welding and cutting in various environments on mild carbon steel. The program is offered over 12 weeks (Jan-Mar) in the spring semester to allow for those students that would not otherwise be able to participate in a full 16 week semester (Jan-May).
Students will be introduced to basic theory and practical skill development in common welding process and techniques used for general welding repair and fabrication.
Upon completion the student will be proficient in SMAW, GMAW, GTAW, and OAW 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.

Program Course Listings

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Required Courses

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
WELD 1104 Basic SMAW 4
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

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