Saint Paul College
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Saint Paul, MN 55102

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Welding Technology

Saint Paul College

Program Details

  • Award: Associate in Applied Science
  • Credits: 60
  • Delivery: Land/Campus
  • WIA certified: YES
  • Emphases: N/A

About this Program

Program Overview Welding, brazing, cutting, and fabrication operations require skilled workers who are well-trained in the use of oxyacetylene, arc, wire feed, heliarc, flux core, submerged arc welding process, layout, CNC/NC plasma cutting, press break and robotics. Skilled welding fabricators are thoroughly familiar with breakdown and setup procedures, test standards, and all types of metals. Physical requirements include good eyesight, good hand and eye coordination and the ability to perform heavy, physical work. Career Opportunities According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 7 out of 10 welding-related jobs were held by skilled welders. Skilled welders who are familiar with up-to-date techniques should have good job prospects. Welders and fabricators work in manufacturing plants as production welders, maintenance welders, specialist welders, layout, press brake operators, operators, NC/CNC plasma cutting operators, and robotic welding operators in structural and non-structural settings. Welding/fabricating is widely used in the aircraft, automobile, trucking, shipbuilding, pipefitting, plumbing, sheetmetal, ironworking and other trades that use metals. Skilled welders may become layout specialists, technicians, supervisors or private shop owners.

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