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Welding

Welding options:

  • Basic Welding certificate and Welding Technology diploma at Anoka Tech Campus (day and evening)
  • Basic Welding certificate and Welding Technology diploma at Cambridge-Isanti High School (evening) see section 80, ex: WELD 1006 -80 Oxy-Fuel Processes

The Anoka Technical College Welding Technology program is designed and taught by industry professionals to provide graduates exceptional welding skills for success in the work place. The program is designed as a series of building blocks to provide quick access into a welding career. This flexibility allows students to stop and re-start as their life allows.

1st Semester 2nd Semester 3rd Semester 4th Semester
Basic Certificate Welding Technology Diploma  Fabricator Certificate Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree
17 credits Basic + 17 credits 17 credits Diploma + Fabricator + 15 credits
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.

The courses in the Fabricator certificate serve as the third semester in the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Welding program. 

Prerequisites

Program requirement:
Must complete the Welding Technology diploma or be in the Welding AAS.

Course prerequisites:
Completion of  WELD 1022, WELD 1024, WELD 1026, WELD 1028, WELD 1034, and WELD 1036.

Program Sequence

Third Semester of Welding AAS
 
 17
The Fabricator certificate is only offered in the fall semester, during the day.
 WELD 1209  Basic Pipe Welding
3
 WELD 2000  Basic Pipe Layout
5
 WELD 2004  Metals Theory II
3
 WELD 2006  Welding Code Interpretation
2
 WELD 2008  Blueprint Reading III
4

Graduation Requirements

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.

Certification

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.

Transfer Opportunities

To see how this may transfer into other Anoka Technical College program or into another college, please visit:

Industry Information

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.

Wage/Outlook/Advancement

Welders and solderers can advance to more skilled jobs with additional training and experience. For example, experienced welders may become technicians, supervisors, inspectors or instructors. Other experienced welders and solderers open their own repair shops.

Wage information is available from the Minnesota Department of Education and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

Faculty

Jay Gerdin
763-576-4055

David Vlasyuk
763-576-4257

For service during summer hours contact Enrollment Services
763-576-7710

The Anoka Technical College Welding program offers and advanced Pipe Welding certificate. The 17-credit program  is designed for individuals who already have advanced welding skills and are ready to master the most demanding manual welding discipline.

Pipe Welding certificate graduates have the skills required to master manual pipe welding and obtain the highest paying jobs in welding.

This certificate builds upon the other Welding programs offers at Anoka Technical College.

Prerequisites

Program requirement:
Must complete the Fabricator certificate or the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Welding degree. Please see advisor for more information.

Course prerequisites:
Completion of  WELD 1209, WELD 2000, WELD 2004, WELD 2006, and WELD 2008.

Program Sequence

 The Pipe Welding certificate is only offered in the spring semester, during the day. 
 
 WELD 2012  GMAW 5G & 6G Pipe Welding
2
 WELD 2014  GTAW 5G & 6G Pipe Welding
 5
 WELD 2016  SMAW 5G & 6G Pipe Welding II
 5
 WELD 2018  Blueprint Reading IV
 5
 TOTAL
17

Graduation Requirements

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.

NOTE: Program plans are subject to change. Please contact your program advisor for the most current program information.

Certification

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.

Transfer Opportunities

To see how this may transfer into other Anoka Technical College program or into another college, please visit:

Industry Information

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 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.

Wage/Outlook/Advancement

Graduates of the Pipe Welder certificate program possess the skills required to obtain the highest paying jobs in the welding industry.

Wage information is available from the Minnesota Department of Education and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

Faculty

Jay Gerdin
763-576-4055

David Vlasyuk
763-576-4257

For service during summer hours contact Enrollment Services
763-576-7710

start

Fall: August
Spring: January

Delivery
Day
Evening

Awards

AAS Degree
Basic Certificate
Diploma
Fabricator Certificate
Pipe Welder Certificate

Contact

Jay Gerdin
763-576-4055

Rich Godeen
763-576-4122

Enrollment Services
763-576-7710