Welding and Metal Fabrication

at Minneapolis Community and Technical College

Program Details

  • Award: Certificate
  • Credits: 30
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

MCTC's Welding and Metal Fabrication program will provide you with the technical knowledge and hands-on skills you need to gain entry level employment with manufacturing plants and various other industries. This program will introduce you to current welding and metal fabrication processes widely used in a great variety of work environments. Throughout the program, you will receive practical information on how metal fabrication processes work. Then, you will apply that knowledge in a hands-on environment by utilizing welding and metal fabrication equipment. By examining your projects with the instructor, you will begin to develop a skill and knowledge base that will be useful in shops and at work sites. In addition, you will learn about shop safety and safe work practices, blueprint reading, applied math, and general fabrication methods. To participate in the program, you should be in good physical health and possess stamina, be able to lift 50 pounds, and have good eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity. With additional education and training, you may advance to more skilled jobs in the manufacturing and construction fields or open your own shop. Welding courses are also valuable for persons who have careers or interests that require some welding knowledge. MCTC has an articulation agreement with the Welding Program at Saint Paul College. For more information, contact the program faculty coordinator, Todd Bridigum, at 612-659-6054. MCTC's Welding and Metal Fabrication program is a member college of 360�, a Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Center of Excellence in Manufacturing and Applied Technology. Visit their website at www.360mn.org for more information on career ladder programs offered by 360� colleges and Bemidji State University. Where You Could Work, Industrial fabrication and repair shops' Custom job shops, Medical/Pharmaceutical industry, Food machinery and equipment manufacturers' Aircraft, automobile, trucking and shipbuilding industries, Construction sites

Program Locations

  • Minneapolis Community and Technical College 55403

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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Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Minneapolis Community and Technical College