Advanced Welding Certificates

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Program Information

Anoka Technical College offers multiple options in Welding education, including advanced certificates: Pipe Welder and Fabricator. These certificates are including in the Welding degree program or can be taken alone to advance an existing welding degree or welding career.

Also see: Robotic and Laser Welding and Welding Pathway

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. 

Career Opportunities

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

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.

Course Prerequisites

Some courses in this program may require a prerequisite. Please see course descriptions for more details.

Program Sequence

Third Semester of Welding AAS
The Fabricator certificate is only offered in the fall semester, during the day
 17
 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

Students must earn a cumulative 2.0 GPA or higher to be eligible for graduation from this program.

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 offers a 17-credit Pipe Welding certification which is designed for individuals seeking the highest welding skill level, the most demanding manual welding discipline.

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

This program requires students to go full-time each semester students are required to take all courses.

Career Opportunities

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.

Course Prerequisites

Some courses in this program may require a prerequisite. Please see course descriptions for more details.

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.

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

Students must earn a cumulative 2.0 GPA or higher to be eligible for graduation from this program.

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

Awards

Certificates

 

Contact

Jay Gerdin
763-576-4055

Rich Godeen
763-576-4122

Lisa Glendower
763-576-4086

David Vlasyuk
763-576-4257

Enrollment Services
763-576-7710