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Title Welding Technology Certificate 
Department Center for Manufacturing and Applied Engineering 

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Program Course Requirements

CMAE 1502  Technical Mathematics (3 cr)
CMAE 1506  Introduction to Computer Applications (2 cr)
CMAE 1510  Print Reading (2 cr)
CMAE 1514  MSSC Safety (2 cr)
CMAE 1518  MSSC Manufacturing Processes & Production (2 cr)
CMAE 1522  MSSC Quality Practice & Measurement (2 cr)
CMAE 1526  MSSC Maintenance Awareness (2 cr)
CMAE 1560  Interpreting Symbols (2 cr)
CMAE 1562  Oxy Fuel (3 cr)
CMAE 1564  SMAW (3 cr)
CMAE 1566  GMAW/FCAW (3 cr)
CMAE 1568  GTAW (3 cr)
CMAE 1570  Metallurgy and Mechanical Properties of Mat. (1 cr)
Total 30 Credits


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Career Description: Skilled welding, soldering, and brazing workers generally plan work from drawings or specifications or use their knowledge of fluxes and base metals to analyze the parts to be joined. These workers then select and set up welding equipment, execute the planned welds, and examine welds to ensure that they meet standards or specifications. Some welders have limited duties and perform routine jobs that have been planned and laid out. Highly skilled welders work with a wide variety of materials in addition to steel, such as titanium, aluminum, or plastics.

Program Information: Introductory courses survey production technologies and welding fundamentals. Students use technical mathematics, computer skills, and hands-on experiences with specific welding processes. They learn welding print reading and symbol interpretation, manufacturing processes, quality control, metallurgy, maintenance, and safety.

Program Outcomes:
Graduates will be able to:

  • Gain a general knowledge of production technology processes;
  • Gain knowledge and understanding of interpreting production prints;
  • Apply technical mathematics skills to production processes;
  • Demonstrate basic computer skills;
  • Gain knowledge and understanding and skills related to welding print reading and interpreting symbols, following welding procedures, safety, metallurgy and mechanical properties of materials, and hands on experience with specific welding processes including oxyacetylene cutting and welding, shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, flux core arc welding, and gas tungsten arc welding.

Special Program Requirements:

Transfer Opportunities: This certificate is offered collaboratively with Northland Community & Technical College, Northwest Technical College, Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Pine Technical College, Riverland Community College, St. Cloud Technical and Community College, St. Paul College. Courses are transferable within all the listed colleges.

Career Opportunities: Long-term projections indicate a high demand for replacement workers in welding-related occupations. Advanced manufacturing is considered a highdemand, high-pay industry in Minnesota.