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
(16 Courses)
Course Title Credits
GSMS 1201 Applied Mathematics
GSWS 1401 Employment Preparation
GSWS 1451 First Aid/Safety
WELD 1401 Basic Oxyacetylene & Arc Welding
WELD 1402 Basic Gas Welding - Shop
WELD 1403 Basic SMAW (Shop)
WELD 1404 Basic MIG/TIG
WELD 1405 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (TIG)
WELD 1501 Blueprints/Weld Symbols
WELD 1502 Advanced GTAW (TIG)
WELD 1503 Advanced GMAW (MIG) and SMAW (Stick)
WELD 1505 Weld Qualification
WELD 1506 Introduction to Robotics
WELD 1507 Sheet Metal Layout/Fabrication
WELD 1508 Jigs/Fixtures/Applications
Total Credits: 32  
Total Diploma Credits: 32