Source: MN DEED website as of November 2016. Figures shown are median hourly wages rounded down to the nearest whole number.
Skilled welders with up-to-date training are in great demand throughout the U.S. in a range of business and manufacturing industries. This one-year training provides skills to qualify for an intermediate welder or fabrication technologist position. This 32-credit diploma also seamlessly transfers to LSC’s 65-credit Welding diploma.View Catalog or Request Info
Skills & Knowledge
- GMAW (gas metal arc welding)
- GTAW (tungsten inert gas TIG welding)
- FCAW (flux cored arc welding)
- SMAW (shielded metal arc welding)
- OXY/Fuel welding processes
Approximate total tuition & fees for MN residents to complete this degree. Starting Fall 2018, LSC will charge the same rates regardless of a student’s state of residence. Non-Minnesota residents will pay the same tuition rates as Minnesota residents.
The welding technologist degree may be completed in 1 year if prerequisites are complete.
Potential Career Opportunities
- TIG Welder
- MIG Welder
- Welder - Fitter