ONE-YEAR OPTION: 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
(12 Courses)
NOTE: In FY 2015, Course credits were as follows: WELD 1312 - 4 credits; WELD 1316 - 1 credit; WELD 1320 - 2 credits; WELD 1327 - 1 credit; WELD 1328 - 4 credits; and WELD 1329 - 3 credits. What you see below is FY 16 credit values.
Course Title Credits
WELD 1201 Applied Mathematics for Welding Careers
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
Total Credits: 30  
Note there is a data error. The credits listed in this section total 31 while the section is listed as having 30 credits.
General Studies Applied Required Courses
(2 Courses)
Course Title Credits
GSWS 1401 Employment Preparation
GSWS 1451 First Aid/Safety
Total Credits: 2  
Total Diploma Credits: 32