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.

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Skills & Knowledge

  • GMAW (gas metal arc welding)
  • GTAW (gas tungsten arc welding)
  • FCAW (flux cored arc welding)
  • SMAW (shielded metal arc welding)
  • OxyFuel
  • Welding print reading & interpreting symbols

Plan Your Education

The Program Guide is a tool to help you map out how to successfully get your degree at Lake Superior College.

Program Guide MnAMP’s Career Pathways

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Approximate total tuition & fees for MN residents to complete this degree.

Tuition & Fees

1 Year

The welding technologist degree may be completed in 1 year if prerequisites are complete.

Gainful Employment

Potential Career Opportunities

  • Production worker
  • Fabricator
  • Arc welding machine operator
  • Assembler
  • Auto welder

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Source: MN DEED website as of November 2016. Figures shown are median hourly wages rounded down to the nearest whole number.

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