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Welding

Strong Bonds, Stronger Connections

The Technical Diploma in Welding prepares students to perform cutting with oxy-fuel, plasma, and arc air. Skill development using gas metal arc/pulse arc, gas tungsten, flux cored arc, submerged arc, oxy-acetylene welding, and shielded metal arc is emphasized. The processes of welding will be applied to various types of certification procedures and fabrication methods.

  • Students who earn this diploma from the College of Menominee Nation have the opportunity to achieve national and state certifications, apply for apprenticeships, and enter employment as welders in construction and industry.
  • Completion of this program does not substitute for an apprenticeship, but does offer the basic knowledge to begin working as a beginning welder in industry and construction. Skills and aptitudes necessary for success in this program are normal physical strength and good manual dexterity.

Credits

A Welding degree requires only 31-32 credits, and is earnable in roughly one year's worth of classes.

Job Security

Job growth for welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers is projected to grow 8 percent from 2020, to 2030, with roughly 49,000 openings a year. [1]

Expected Pay

The median annual wage for a welder is roughly $47,000 as of May 2021. [2]

Career Opportunities

Completion of this program offers the basic knowledge to begin working as an entry-level welder in the construction industry.

In addition to the Bureau of Labor Statistic's Standard Occupational Classification, or "SOC" Code, the following are examples of job titles that degree-holding individuals have gone on to attain.

Bureau of labor statistics soc code: 51-4122
Design Engineer Machine Operator
Maintenance Technician Mechanical Assembler
Mill Machinist Quality Control Inspector

Tuition Facts

Program length:
One year (Full-TIME)
$8,475 for tuition and fees
(Before 50% Tuition discount)