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 Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Welding is a 66-credit program designed for individuals seeking a well-rounded welding background.

The Welding program consists of technical courses, specifically designed to develop exceptional welding skills utilizing the major welding processes that are vital to industry.

The technical courses are broken out into semester-long certificates to provide quick access into a welding career.

The degree program also offers a balance of general education courses to complement the welding courses and to provide students with opportunity to capitalize on a broad-based welding education.


 

Prerequisites

Some courses may require appropriate test score or completion of basic math, basic English and/or reading courses with a “C” or better.

Program Sequence

FIRST YEAR
First Semester
 Course Number  Course Title Credits 
 WELD 1002  Math for Welders
1
 WELD 1004  Oxy-Fuel Appllcations
1
 WELD 1006  Oxy-Fuel Processes
1
 WELD 1008  Blueprint Reading I
2
 WELD 1012  Processes and Power Sources I
3
 WELD 1014  Gas Tungsten Arc Welding I
3
 WELD 1016  Gas Metal Arc Welding I
3
 WELD 1018  Shielded Metal Arc Welding I
3
 TOTAL
  17
 
Second Semester 
 WELD 1022  Blueprint Reading II
3
 WELD 1024  Metal Theory I
2
 WELD 1026  Processes and Power Sources II
3
 WELD 1028  Gas Tungsten Arc Welding II
3
 WELD 1034  Gas Metal Arc Welding II
3
 WELD 1036  Shielded Metal Arc Welding II
3
 TOTAL
  17
 
Third Semester
 WELD 1209  Basic Pipe Welding
3
 WELD 2000  Basic Pip Layout
5
 WELD 2004  Metals Theory II
3
 WELD 2006  Welding Code Interpretation
2
 WELD 2008  Blueprint Reading III
4
 TOTAL
  17
 
 General Education/MnTC Requirements
15 
Fifteen (15) general education credits of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) are required. Student is required to take:
 MATH 1500  Mathematical Ideas
3
 General Education/MnTC courses
 12 remain credit must be taken from the MnTC
12

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, 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

Lisa Glendower
763-576-4086

Rich Godeen
763-576-4122

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

The Anoka Technical College Basic Welding certificate is a 17-credit program designed for individuals seeking a well-rounded foundation in welding.

The Basic Welding certificate is designed for individuals who want quick access into the welding careers.

Prerequisites

None

Program Sequence

 First Semester
The Basic Welding certificate is designed to be completed in one semester with day and evening options.
 Course Number  Course Title  Credits 
 WELD 1002  Math for Welders
1
 WELD 1004  Oxy-Fuel Appllcations
1
 WELD 1006  Oxy-Fuel Processes
1
 WELD 1008  Blueprint Reading I
2
 WELD 1012  Processes and Power Sources I
3
 WELD 1014  Gas Tungsten Arc Welding I
3
 WELD 1016  Gas Metal Arc Welding I
3
 WELD 1018  Shielded Metal Arc Welding I
3
 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.

Transfer Opportunities

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

 

Wage/Outlook/Advancement

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.

Gainful Employment Report

Faculty

Jay Gerdin
763-576-4700

Rich Godeen
763-576-4700

Lisa Glendower
763-576-4086

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

The Anoka Technical College Welding Technology diploma is a 34-credit program (the 34 total credits include 17 credits from the Basic Welding certificate) specifically designed to develop exceptional welding skills utilizing the major welding processes that are vital to industry.  

The Welding Technology diploma integrates theory with technical skills. Through the rigorous curriculum students will develop fundamental knowledge of GMAW, GTAW, SMAW and Oxy fuel welding processes. Blueprint and math ability are incorporated in the coursework. Students will also learn metal comprehension, industry safety practices and related equipment applications.

Prerequisites

Completion of the 17-credit Basic Welding certificate. 

Program Sequence

 First Semester
 Basic Welding certificate courses
 WELD 1002 Math for Welders
1
 WELD 1004 Oxy-Fuel Appllcations
1
 WELD 1006 Oxy-Fuel Processes
1
 WELD 1008 Blueprint Reading I
2
 WELD 1012 Processes and Power Sources I
3
 WELD 1014 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding I
3
 WELD 1016 Gas Metal Arc Welding I
3
 WELD 1018 Shielded Metal Arc Welding I
3
  TOTAL    17
     
 Second Semester
 WELD 1022      Blueprint Reading II  3
 WELD 1024  Metals Theory I  2
 WELD 1026  Processes and Power Sources II  3
 WELD 1028  Gas Tungsten Arc Welding II  3
 WELD 1034  Gas Metal Arc Welding II  3
 WELD 1036  Shielded Metal Arc Welding II  3
 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 the national certification examination:

  • 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:

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.

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.

Gainful Employment Report

Faculty

Jay Gerdin
763-576-4055

Rich Godeen
763-576-4022

Lisa Glendower
763-576-4086

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

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

Must complete the Welding Technology diploma. Please see advisor for more information.

Program Sequence

Third Semester of Welding AAS
The Fabricator certificate is only offered in the fall semester, during the day.
 Course Number Course Title  Credits 
 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
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 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.

Gainful Employment Report

Faculty

Jay Gerdin
763-576-4055

Rich Godeen
763-576-4122

Lisa Glendower
763-576-4086

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

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

Program Sequence

 The Pipe Welding certificate is only offered in the spring semester, during the day. 
 Course Number Course Title  Credits 
 WELD 2012  GMAW 5G & 6G Pipe Welding
2
 WELD 2014  GTAW 5G & 6G Pipe Welding
 5
 WELD 2016  SMAW 5G & 6G Pipe WeldingII
 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.

Gainful Employment Report

Faculty

Jay Gerdin
763-576-4055

Rich Godeen
763-576-4122

Lisa Glendower
763-576-4086

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