Welding Technology Diploma
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Welding Technology Diploma

Program Overview

​Welding, brazing, cutting and fabrication operations require skilled workers who are well-trained in the use of oxyacetylene, arc, wirefeed, heliarc, flux core, submerged arc welding process, layout, CNC/NC plasma cutting, press break and robotics. Skilled welding fabricators are thoroughly familiar with breakdown and setup procedures, test standards and all types of metals.

Welding fabrication is widely used in the aircraft, automobile, trucking, shipbuilding, pipefitting, plumbing, sheetmetal, ironworking and other trades that use metals. Skilled welders may become layout specialists, engineers, technicians, supervisors, Certified Welding Inspectors or private shop owners. ​ ​

Program Delivery Methods
Traditional in-class and hands-on training in state-of-the-art lab on Saint Paul College campus, St. Paul, MN​

Program Highlights

  • ​Operate state-of-the-art welding equipment used in today's fabrication industry. 
  • Interpret blueprints and specifications with layouts. 
  • Proficiency in grinding, finishing and preparation of welds to American Welding Society (AWS) standards. 
  • Radan drafting software for fabrication 
  • Use CNC/NC plasma cutting, press break and robotic fabrication equipment in today's shops. 
  • Learn to operate oxy/fuel, brazing, and cutting operations required by skilled welders. 
  • Oxyacetylene welding and cutting, shielded metal, gas metal, gas tungsten arc welding and plasma arc welding, plasma arc cutting, flux core arc welding and submerged arc welding.​

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Program Details

  • Program Requirements

    Program Requirements Guides
    View the Program Requirement Guide to learn about Minimum Program Entry Requirements, Recommended Course Sequence and Program Outcomes:

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    Supply Costs
    Estimated cost for student supplies is $520.​​

    Additional Requirements/Recommendations
    Physical requirements include good eyesight, good hand and eye coordination and the ability to perform heavy, physical work. ​

  • Career Settings

    • ​Manufacturing plants 
    • Private shops 
    • Construction sites 
    • Transportation​
    • Shipyards
    Potential Employers
    • General Safety
    • Twin City Hardware
    • Aqseptence Group​
    • Caterpillar Inc.
    • OEM
    • Inland Container

  • Transfer Pathways

    ​​Saint Paul College has a transfer articulation agreement between the following program and post-secondary institution for the baccalaureate degree program listed below. 

    For more information please go to ​www.saintpaul.edu/Transfer.​​​​

    ​Welding Technology Diploma 

    • ​BS Operations Management, Minnesota State University-Moorhead
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  • Additional Benefits

    • Learn from experienced instructors who teach in a "hands on" environment.
    • Start employment with an established knowledge of the tools and equipment used in the trade.
    • Graduates of the Welding programs usually have the choice of many immediate employment opportunities.
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