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Welding and Fabrication

at Central Lakes College

Program Details

  • Award: Diploma
  • Credits: 45
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

With four program options, students prepare for a career in the construction, metal fabrication, repair, service, and other metal working industries. Learn arc welding, gas metal arc welding, flux core, tig, submerged arc, and the use of oxyacetylene hand and machine cutting equipment. This program introduces blueprint reading for welders. Upon completion of the program, students will be ready to take welding certification and job entry tests.

Program Locations

  • Central Lakes College, Brainerd 56401

Labor Market Information

  • Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers

  • Median wage: $19.71/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
  • Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Operators

  • Median wage: $18.69/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
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Central Lakes College
Central Lakes College
501 W. College Drive Brainerd, MN 56401 Toll-Free: (800) 933-0346 Local: (218) 855-8037 TTY: (218) 855-8224 Email:

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