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
(14 Courses)
Course Title Credits
WELD 1201 Applied Mathematics for Welding Careers
WELD 1311 Prints, Symbols & Joint Designs I
WELD 1312 Welding Processes
WELD 1314 Gas Weld, Braze, Cut Shop 1
WELD 1316 Shielded Metal Arc Shop 1
WELD 1319 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Shop 1
WELD 1320 Computer-Aided Manufacturing
WELD 1321 Prints, Symbols & Joint Designs 2
WELD 1322 Welding Processes, Metals and Fabrication
WELD 1324 Gas Welding, Brazing and Cutting Shop 2
WELD 1326 Shielded Metal Arc Welding 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: 32  
Elective Courses
(these courses are not required but are recommended)
Course Title Credits
GSWS 1401 Employment Preparation
WELD 2900 Internship 1*
Total Diploma Credits: 32  

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