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  • Diploma
  • 65 credits
  • 2 Years
  • Delivery Method: On-Campus

Why Study Welding at LSC?

Welding can land you a niche job like underwater welding or can be used in the day-to-day as a mechanic. It’s a solid skill to have in your toolbox when starting your job search. The welding diploma at Lake Superior College in Duluth, MN will help you gain the information and skills used in the welding industry. Here at Lake Superior College, we believe the best way to learn is by doing. There will be lots of hands-on lab work to help you develop your welding skills. Welding graduates leave prepared for the welding certification exam.

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  • 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
  • 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

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

  • TIG welding (tungsten inert gas welding)
  • MIG welding (metal inert gas welding)
  • FCAW (flux cored arc welding)
  • Welding equipment
  • Blueprints reading
  • Weld transfers
  • Selection of metals based upon weldability
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