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 Title Credits
CMST 121 Introduction to Communication
ENGL 121 College Composition I - Critical Reading & Writing
GSWS 1401 Employment Preparation
GSWS 1451 First Aid/Safety
MATH 109 Elements of Algebra & Trigonometry
MATH 110 Contemporary Concepts in Mathematics
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 2204 Welding Qualification Shop 1-4*
Total Credits: 65  
Note there is a data error. The credits listed in this section total 53 while the section is listed as having 65 credits.
Minnesota Transfer Curriculum
Choose at least one course from goal area 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 or 10. Select any goal area for remaining credits.
See your advisor to select courses that fulfill this requirement.
Total Credits: 7  
Total AAS Degree Credits: 72  

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