Source: MN DEED website as of November 2016. Figures shown are median hourly wages rounded down to the nearest whole number.
The welding technologist diploma is designed to provide you an intermediate career pathway in manufacturing. It will prepare you for employment as an entry to intermediate level welding or fabrication technologist. In the program, you will develop skills used in the welding industry. This program covers GMAW, GTAW, FCAW, SMAW, and OXY/Fuel welding process.
This degree is part of the Minnesota Advanced Manufacturing Partnership – MnAMP.View Catalog or Request Info
Skills & Knowledge
- GMAW (gas metal arc welding)
- GTAW (gas tungsten arc welding)
- FCAW (flux cored arc welding)
- SMAW (shielded metal arc welding)
- Welding print reading & interpreting symbols
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
- Production worker
- Arc welding machine operator
- Auto welder