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Welding Technology

Welding Technology

Williston State College offers three different degree types in the Welding Technology Program.

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Minimum required credits: 62
AAS Student Education Plan (SEP)


Program Description
The need for energy has created a global explosion in manufacturing, energy, and exploration. Skilled welders are needed more than ever to supply the needs of these different areas.

Students have the option of either a 1-year certificate or a 2-year degree.

Criteria for Admission
Program applications will be provided by WSC Admissions to students applying to the Welding program. Program instructors will review the qualifications of each applicant. Each applicant will be notified about his or her acceptance into the program. A total of 15 students will be admitted with alternates selected. Accepted students enroll in program courses for the following fall. Students not selected are given priority to enroll in program courses the next academic year, and are encouraged to take General Education courses in the meantime. These criteria for admission apply to the Welding AAS, PC, & COCs.

Program Outcomes
The student will be able to:
  1. Measure and cut material accurately.
  2. Read and understand blueprints and welding symbols.
  3. Weld fillet and groove welds in all positions with the process of his/her choice.
  4. Fabricate parts.
  5. Repair weldments.
Program Requirements
In addition to the program-specific requirements, please see the general graduation requirements for CTE programs.

WELD 107 | Adv. Welding Tech. & Manufacturing Lab | 5 credits
WELD 109 | Blueprint Reading for Welders | 3 credits
WELD 110 | Introduction to Welding Lab | 2 credits
WELD 121 | Welding Theory & Safety for Semi-Automatic Processes | 2 credits
WELD 122 | Wire Feed & Welding Certification Lab | 4 credits
WELD 123 | Beginning Fabrication Lab | 5 credits
WELD 131 | Layout & Pattern Making Basics | 3 credits
WELD 151 | Welding Theory, Technology, & Safety | 3 credits
WELD 153 | SMAW Welding Lab | 4 credits
WELD 213 | Metal Fabrication Lab | 3 credits
WELD 214 | GTAW Lab & Lecture | 6 credits
WELD 215 | Specialty Welding Processes L/L | 3 credits
WELD 220 | Basic Metallurgy | 2 credits

View course descriptions.
 

Program Certificate (PC)

Minimum required credits for PC: 30
PC Student Education Plan (SEP)

Program Description
Students enrolled in this certificate program will be trained in SMAW, FCAW, GMAW, Oxyfuel cutting and welding, and blueprint reading.

Program Requirements
In addition to the program-specific requirements, please see the general graduation requirements for CTE programs.

WELD 109 | Blueprint Reading for Welders | 3 credits
WELD 110 | Introduction to Welding Lab | 2 credits
WELD 121 | Welding Theory & Safety for Semi-Automatic Processes | 2 credits
WELD 122 | Wire Feed &Welding Certification Lab | 4 credits
WELD 131 | Layout & Pattern Making Basics | 3 credits
WELD 151 | Welding Theory, Technology, & Safety | 3 credits
WELD 153 | SMAW Welding Lab | 4 credits
WELD 213 | Metal Fabrication Lab | 3 credits

View course descriptions.

Certificate of Completion (COC)

OPTION: METAL INERT GAS
Required program credits for COC: 15 or less
Metal Inert Gas COC Student Education Plan (SEP)

Program Requirements
In addition to the program-specific requirements, please see the general graduation requirements for CTE programs.

WELD 121 | Welding Theory & Safety for Wirefeed | 2 credits
WELD 122 | Wirefeed & Welding Certificate Lab | 4 credits
WELD 213 | Metal Fabrication Lab | 3 credits
 
OPTION: SHIELDED METAL ARC
Required program credits for COC: 15 or less
Shielded Metal Arc COC Student Education Plan (SEP)

Program Requirements
In addition to the program-specific requirements, please see the general graduation requirements for CTE programs.

WELD 110 | Introduction to Welding Lab | 2 credits
WELD 151 | Welding Theory, Technology, & Safety | 3 credits

View course descriptions.


Faculty

Tim

Tim Delorme

Welding Technology Instructor
Business and Trades Technology Department
1410 University Avenue
Western Star (CTE) 122
701.774.4272
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