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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 Robotic and Laser Welding certificate program focuses on robot and laser safety, programming, and operation. The certificate trains students in the fundamentals of ABB, Fanuc and OTC robot programming and language. Laser welding includes the development and documentation of procedures and qualification of welds, and the calibration of equipment for welding. Laser cutting focuses on creating programs using CNC laser cutting equipment.

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

Prerequisites

Program requirement:
Must Successfully completed the Welding Technology diploma. Please see advisor for more information.

Course prerequisites:
Successfully completed WELD 1022, WELD 1024, WELD 1026, WELD 1028, WELD 1034, and WELD 1036.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate ability to operate robots and lasers safely.
  2. Program robotic arc welders.
  3. Develop weld schedules and edit weld programs.
  4. Program and cut parts using CNC laser cutting equipment.
  5. Develop Laser welding and programs.
  6. Document results of weld procedure and qualification tests.

Program Sequence

 Third Semester
16
 WELD 2006  Welding Code Interpretation
2
 WELD 2100
 Laser Cutting
2
 WELD 2110  Laser Welding
4
 WELD 2120  Welding Procedures
1
 WELD 2130
 Fanuc Robotics
3
 WELD 2140
 ABB Robotics
3
 WELD 2150
 OTC Robotics
3
                                                                                                           

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 need to take a national certification examination.
•    American Welding Society (AWS) Certified Robotic Welding Certification (CRAW)

Transfer Opportunities

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

Industry Information

Robotic and laser welding is expected to grow at a substantial rate in the coming years. Contributing factors to this growth includes demand for greater safety, improve productivity, and quality. With the combination of robotics and lasers, companies see an increased manufacturing speed, affordable materials, and better rates for their clients. This growing field will expand in many different areas including but not limited to automotive plants, machine shops, and global market.

Wage/Outlook/Advancement

Graduates of the Robotic and Laser Welding 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

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

The Robotic and Laser Welding certificate program focuses on robot and laser safety, programming, and operation. The certificate trains students in the fundamentals of ABB, Fanuc and OTC robot programming and language. Laser welding includes the development and documentation of procedures and qualification of welds, and the calibration of equipment for welding. Laser cutting focuses on creating programs using CNC laser cutting equipment.

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

Prerequisites

Program requirement:
Must Successfully completed the Welding Technology diploma. Please see advisor for more information.

Course prerequisites:
Successfully completed WELD 1022, WELD 1024, WELD 1026, WELD 1028, WELD 1034, and WELD 1036.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate ability to operate robots and lasers safely.
  2. Program robotic arc welders.
  3. Develop weld schedules and edit weld programs.
  4. Program and cut parts using CNC laser cutting equipment.
  5. Develop Laser welding and programs.
  6. Document results of weld procedure and qualification tests.

Program Sequence

 Third Semester
16
 WELD 2006  Welding Code Interpretation
2
 WELD 2100
 Laser Cutting
2
 WELD 2110  Laser Welding
4
 WELD 2120  Welding Procedures
1
 WELD 2130
 Fanuc Robotics
3
 WELD 2140
 ABB Robotics
3
 WELD 2150
 OTC Robotics
3
                                                                                                           

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 need to take a national certification examination.
•    American Welding Society (AWS) Certified Robotic Welding Certification (CRAW)

Transfer Opportunities

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

Industry Information

Robotic and laser welding is expected to grow at a substantial rate in the coming years. Contributing factors to this growth includes demand for greater safety, improve productivity, and quality. With the combination of robotics and lasers, companies see an increased manufacturing speed, affordable materials, and better rates for their clients. This growing field will expand in many different areas including but not limited to automotive plants, machine shops, and global market.

Wage/Outlook/Advancement

Graduates of the Robotic and Laser Welding 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

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