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Welding/Fabrication Diploma

1540 Northway Drive St. Cloud, Minnesota

About the program

Students in the Welding Program learn a variety of techniques, including Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Oxy-Acetylene Welding and Brazing, Gas Metal Arc Welding, Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, fuel gas and plasma cutting. They will also learn metallurgy, fabrication and equipment, automated machining, CADD, blueprint reading and safety procedures.

Welds will be made to industry standards using the AWS D1.1 Structural Code and AWS D1.3 structural welding code-sheet steel. Welds will be done in all positions, and guided bend tests will be made to check weld quality.

Skills Acquired

  • Demonstrate the ability to read and interpret blueprints and codes.
  • Use critical thinking skills and apply mathematics to solve Welding problems.
  • Select appropriate welding technology, techniques, and be able to properly demonstrate welding ability with GMAW, GTAW, FCAW, SMAW, OFW, and Robotic Welding.
  • Determine materials properties to insure safe handling and proper disposal of hazardous materials.
  • Use appropriate forms of communications to effectively and efficiently communicate with costumers, co-workers and supervision.
  • Apply critical thinking and decision-making processes to technical problem solving.
  • Demonstrate the ability to schedule, plan, and manage time effectively so you are able to maintain a good attendance record.
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