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Program Details

  • Award: Diploma
  • Credits: 36
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

The Welding Process Technology diploma was designed in cooperation with local manufacturing companies. The program prepares students for a career in welding or creates a pathway into an AAS in Electronics Technology or Robotics Technology with an articulated Bachelor's degree at Bemidji State University. The program integrates theory, safety practices, and application of technical training. Coursework provides the student with information and skill development in a variety of welding processes. Through coursework, the student will develop fundamental knowledge of metals, welding processes, safety and related equipment applications. The student will also learn the following welding processes: stick (SMAW) and gas metal arc welding (GMAW), gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), and will join various types of metal while perfecting the students hand skills.

Program Locations

  • Northland Community and Technical College, East Grand Forks 56721

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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Northland Community and Technical College
Northland Community and Technical College
1101 Highway 1 E Thief River Falls, MN 56701 Toll-Free: (800) 959-6282 Local: (218) 683-8800 TTY: (800) 627-3529