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 directly related 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
(23 Courses)
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
CMST 121 Introduction to Communication
ENGL 121 College Composition I - Critical Reading & Writing
GSWS 1401 Employment Preparation
WELD 1310 Prints, Symbols, Joint Designs
WELD 1312 Welding Processes
WELD 1314 Gas Weld, Braze, Cut Shop 1
WELD 1316 Shielded Metal Arc Shop 1
WELD 1317 Shielded Metal Arc Shop 2
WELD 1320 Computer-Aided Manufacturing
WELD 1322 Welding Processes, Metals and Fabrication
WELD 1324 Gas Welding, Brazing and Cutting Shop 2
WELD 1327 Gas Metal Arc Welding 1
WELD 1328 Gas Metal Arc Welding Shop 2
WELD 1329 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Shop 2
WELD 2101 Layout & Fabrication I
WELD 2103 Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Shop 2-4*
WELD 2105 Advanced GMAW and FCAW Shop 1-4*
WELD 2106 Metal Finishing Shop
WELD 2111 Layout and Fabrication 2
WELD 2201 Pipe Layout and Fabrication
WELD 2204 Welding Qualification Shop 1-4*
WELD 2206 Welding Fabrication Shop 1-4*
WELD 2207 Welding Metallurgy and Qualifications
Total Credits: 58  
Note there is a data error. The credits listed in this section total 48 while the section is listed as having 58 credits.
 
Minnesota Transfer Curriculum
(select 14 credits from the courses below)
Choose one course from the following two options listed. Choose remaining courses from any goal area. See your adviser to select courses that fulfill this requirement.
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
MATH 109 Elements of Algebra & Trigonometry
MATH 110 Contemporary Concepts in Mathematics
Total Credits: 14  
 
Total AAS Degree Credits: 72  

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