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Welding

  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
  • 60 credits
  • 2 Years
  • Delivery Method: On-Campus

Why Study Welding at LSC?

The welding AAS degree is designed to provide an advanced career pathway in manufacturing, specific to the field of welding technology. It will prepare you for employment at an intermediate to advanced 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.

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  • LSC is my TOP CHOICEfor Welding
    I loved the Lake Superior College welding program. It’s a great program, very hands-on. Nicole Okstad
    Alum, Welding
  • LSC is my TOP CHOICEfor CNC Programmer – Machine Technology
    I have a four year degree. I worked at a job 25 years. I decided it was time to reinvent myself. Jay
    CNC Programmer – Machine Technology

Career Information

Visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the MN Dept of Employment & Economic Development, and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) to gather valuable career information such as wage reports, career outlook, job prospects, industry trends, and career opportunities. These tools are available to help empower students to make informed decisions about their educational and professional paths.

Below you will find the Career Field and Career Cluster that this program is related to. Learn more about if this career area fits your interests!

Is Manufacturing right for you?

Manufacturing workers work with products and equipment. You might design a new product, decide how the product will be made, or make the product. You might work on cars, computers, appliances, airplanes, or electronic devices.

Plan Your Education

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

View approximate total tuition and fees for MN residents to complete this degree.

This program may be completed in 2 years if prerequisites are complete.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Demonstrate proper welder use and safety
  • Welding print reading & interpreting symbols
  • Demonstrate various weld transfers
  • Demonstrate fabrication layout
  • GMAW (gas metal arc welding)
  • GTAW (gas tungsten arc welding)
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