The Welding Technology program at MSU-Northern is a nine month certificate program that prepares you for a successful employment in a variety of settings.  As a welding school that integrates practical experience with welding theory, the program helps you build skills and knowledge that will give you an edge with employers.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Welding Technology program at MSU-Northern is to prepare students for successful employment in a variety of settings related to welding.

Learning Outcomes for Welding Technology, CAS

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate safe use and care of welding equipment.

  • Demonstrate foundational knowledge of oxy-acetylene gas welding and electric arc welding principles and practices.

  • Demonstrate proper set-up and use of Gas Metal Arc, Flux Core Arc, and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding processes.

  • Understand basic metallurgy.

Pass weld plate qualification test according to AWS D1.1

Certificate of Applied Science Welding Technology 

First Year
DDSN 119  3
WLDG 110Welding Theory I 2
WLDG 111Welding Theory I Practical 2
WLDG 114Mig/Tig Welding 3
WLDG 195Practicum: Welding 3
Elective  3
 Term Credits16
COMX 111
   or COMX 115
Intro to Public Speaking
   or Intro to Interpersonal Communc
WLDG 180Shielded Metal Arc Welding 3
WLDG 186Welding Qual Test Prep w/Lab 3
WLDG 195Practicum: Welding 3
WLDG 260Repair Maintenance Welding 3
 Term Credits15
 Total Credits 31