Welding is the process of joining metals through heat. The industrial welding program on the Willmar campus is different from other programs because it offers either a one-year completion or a two-year advanced technical welding education. Shop equipment is the type found in industry and classroom instruction and is related directly to shop work. The Hutchinson campus has the only welding program in the state with in-house x-ray. Using this quality control inspection method, students always have feedback on the quality of their welds. Both programs give students broad and continuous exposure to welding methods and equipment. A certificate option is also available.
Course Outline
Required Courses
(24 Courses)
Course Title Credits
DRFT 2505 Computer Aided Manufacturing
GSIS 1502 Human Relations
GSMS 1202 Applied Mathematics
GSMS 1251 Applied Physics
GSWS 1401 Employment Preparation
GSWS 1451 First Aid/Safety
WELD 1101 Welding Fab-Prints
WELD 1102 Basic Gas Welding
WELD 1103 Basic Oxyacetylene Welding - Class
WELD 1104 Basic Arc Welding - Shop
WELD 1201 Applied Mathematics for Welding Careers
WELD 1203 Advanced Arc Welding - Shop
WELD 1204 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding - Shop
WELD 1205 Gas Metal Arc Welding - Shop
WELD 1206 Advanced Oxyacetylene Welding - Shop
WELD 2100 Introduction to Machining
WELD 2101 Layout & Fabrication I
WELD 2102 Adv. Shield Metal Arc Welding - Shop
WELD 2103 Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Shop 2-4*
WELD 2105 Advanced GMAW and FCAW Shop 1-4*
WELD 2201 Pipe Layout and Fabrication
WELD 2202 Welding Qualification and Rigging - Shop
WELD 2203 Pipe Welding Shop 1-4*
WELD 2204 Welding Qualification Shop 1-4*
Total Credits: 64  
Note there is a data error. The credits listed in this section total 48 while the section is listed as having 64 credits.
Total Diploma Credits: 64  

*Credits for this course are variable. See your Advisor about this course.