The Anoka Technical College Fabricator certificate is a 17-credit program offering individuals the opportunity to develop skills necessary for construction, manufacturing, building and fabrication of real weldments. Students entering this certificate program generally have good welding ability, but seek greater application skills.
Must complete the Welding Technology diploma or be in the Welding AAS.
Completion of WELD 1022, WELD 1024, WELD 1026, WELD 1028, WELD 1034, and WELD 1036.
|Third Semester of Welding AAS
|The Fabricator certificate is only offered in the fall semester, during the day.
| WELD 1209
|| Basic Pipe Welding
| WELD 2000
|| Basic Pipe Layout
| WELD 2004
|| Metals Theory II
| WELD 2006
|| Welding Code Interpretation
| WELD 2008
Blueprint Reading III
All Anoka Technical College students seeking an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, diploma or certification must meet the Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher. Please contact your advisor for any further program graduation requirements.
The Welding program not only provides students with a thorough background in welding and related theory, but also prepares students with the knowledge and skills needed to take three national certification examinations:
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers certification examination;
- American Petroleum Institute certification examination; and
- American Welding Society’s Welding Code certification examination.
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The diversification of the welding industry impacts virtually every industry around the globe. From the depth of the world’s oceans to the far-reaching corners of outer space, there is a welding position for every hardworking, ambitious, smart individual who is ready and willing to constantly improve and striving for excellence.
A career choice in welding offers a vast array of options for employment and continuing personal development. Welding is the most common way to permanently join metal parts. Heat is applied to the pieces that are being joined; melting and fusing them together which forms a permanent bond.
Therefore, welding plays a key role in industry production lines, laboratories, research and development, national defense, sales and service, NASCAR and drag racing, custom motorcycle building, artwork, sculptures, pipelines, power plants, refineries, construction, maintenance, repair and much more.