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Program Details

  • Award: Diploma
  • Credits: 44
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

The Welding Technology program prepares students for careers in three major areas of the welding industry: manufacturing, construction, and maintenance/repair. The program provides hands-on skills and technical training in the areas of GMAW(wire-feed), SMAW(stick), GTAW(tig), flux cored arc, and pulse arc welding processes. Skills are also developed in plasma and manual fuel gas cutting processes.

Related areas of instruction includes interpretation of engineering drawings, blueprint reading, metallurgy, geometric tolerancing, and the AWS Standard Welding Symbol interpretation. An integral part of the skills training is a qualification/certification testing program. This is designed to qualify students for the AWS Structural Code and the ASME Pipe Pressure Code, in accordance with AWS QC-3 standards.

Another fundamental aspect of this program's curriculum is professionalism. Classroom standards reflect industry's expectations of punctuality, time management, team building, and communication skills.


Program Locations

  • Alexandria Technical and Community College 56308

Labor Market Information

  • Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Operators

  • Median wage: $18.21/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

  • Median wage: $19.42/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
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Alexandria Technical and Community College
Alexandria Technical and Community College
1601 Jefferson Street Alexandria, MN 56308 Toll-Free: (888) 234-1222 Local: (320) 762-0221 Email: info@alextech.edu