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Welding Technology

  • Certificate
  • 30 credits
  • 1 Year
  • Delivery Method: Hybrid

Why Study Welding Technology at LSC?

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.

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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 Technology 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 1 year if prerequisites are complete.

Skills and 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
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