Welding and Fabrication Diploma

Welding and Fabrication Diploma

Program Description

The Welding and Fabrication program is designed to create a foundation of skills and knowledge, leading to a career in welding and fabrication. Instructors bring a wealth of industry experience and professionalism to the program. The welding lab is state-of-the-art, and the area is spacious, clean and well-ventilated, and features the latest equipment for a superior training environment. At CLC, welding students are prepared with techniques that will elevate their skill set above the average student. CLC students develop skills in welding processes, cutting processes, metallurgy, fabrication, blueprint reading, and math. Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to take welding certification and job entry tests.

Program Outcomes

By completing this program, students will achieve the following learning outcomes:
• Apply proper industry safety standards;
• Apply welding and cutting safety procedures;
• Identify proper welding consumables and fluxes for a selected process;
• Perform a variety of welding processes using appropriate equipment and setup procedures and for GMAW, SMAW, GTAW, and OAW;
• Apply principles of basic welding fundamentals, symbols, blueprints and welding metallurgy;
• Design and execute fabrication projects to specifications;
• Read and interpret fabrication blueprints and drawings; and
• Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills.

Career Opportunities

Upon graduation, welding students will be prepared for careers in the construction, pipe line, metal fabrication, manufacturing, repair, and specialty/custom job fields. Jobs that utilize arc welding, gas metal arc welding, flux core, TIG, oxyacetylene cutting, plasma cutting, and general fabrication are examples of the choices available to graduates. The welding and fabrication field is ideal for the person who likes hands on work. Common career titles include production welder, welder fabrication person, metal fabrication person, shop foreman in fabrication, welding shop foreman, welding shop owner or manager, welding supply salesperson, and welding product salesperson.

Transfer Opportunities

Some welding courses can be transferred to a variety of the four-year colleges. Because each college has its own requirements, check with an advisor about transferability.

Graduation Requirements

In addition to the program requirements, students must meet the following conditions in order to graduate:
1. College Cumulative GPA Requirement: Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of credits attempted and completed at CLC must be at least 2.0;
2. College Technical Core GPA Requirement: Cumulative GPA of credits attempted and completed towards the technical core of the diploma or degree must be at least 2.0;
3. Residency Requirement: students must complete 25% of their credits at Central Lakes College.

Employment Statistics

For more information regarding employment statistics, career salary information and estimated job growth, follow the resource links below:

https://apps.deed.state.mn.us/lmi/ces/
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/home.htm
http://www.iseek.org/jobs/jobmarket.html

Program Course Requirements

CCST 1530     Employment Strategies……………………………. 3 cr
WELD 1100   Introduction to Welding…………………………… 2 cr
WELD 1101   Shielded Metal ARC Welding I…………………. 2 cr
WELD 1102* Shielded Metal ARC Welding II………………… 3 cr
WELD 1111   Blueprint Reading I…………………………………… 2 cr
WELD 1112* Blueprint Reading II (Welding Symbols)…… 2 cr
WELD 1113* Blueprint Reading III (CAD Systems)………… 2 cr
WELD 1115   Gas Tungsten ARC Welding I……………………. 2 cr
WELD 1116* Gas Tungsten ARC Welding II…………………… 3 cr
WELD 1117   Gas Metal ARC Welding I…………………………. 2 cr
WELD 1118* Gas Metal ARC Welding II………………………… 3 cr
WELD 1120* Fabrication Design and Construction………. 4 cr
WELD 1134* Welding Qualification………………………………. 3 cr
WELD 1140   Welding Trade Knowledge……………………….. 4 cr
WELD 1150* Advanced Metal Fabrication/CNC Automation……………………………………………… 4 cr
WELD 1160   Welding Theory……………………………………….. 4 cr

GRADUATION REQUIREMENT – 45 CREDITS

*Denotes Prerequisites

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Program Instructors

Photo First Name Last Name Position Department Phone Email Alt. Phone: URL wdt_ID
Aubrey Beadell Advisor TRIOStudentSupportServices 218-855-8014 aubrey.beadell@clcmn.edu 1
Nick O'Reilly Occupational Skills Program College Lab Assistant OccupationalSkills 218-855-8077 Nicholas.oreilly@clcmn.edu 2
Kevin Lomax College Lab Assistant Automotive Faculty 218-855-8000 KLomax@clcmn.edu 3
Jody Flynn Accessibility Services Assistant Accessibility 218-855-8056 jody.flynn@clcmn.edu 5
Missy Tureson Box Office Assistant Theatre 218-855-8199 mtureson@clcmn.edu 6
Deana Bobzien Instructor CollegeCareerStudies - Mathematics - Supportive Services 218-855-8339 deana.bobzien@clcmn.edu 7
Brianna Rajkowski Advisor TRIOStudentSupportServices 218-855-8228 brianna.rajkowski@clcmn.edu 8
Cynthia Dionysius AD Nursing Faculty NursingASDegree 218-855-8133 cindy.dionysius@clcmn.edu 9
Tajia Anderson PSEO Specialist Admissions - CollegeCreditInHighSchool- PSEO 218-855-8079 tajia.anderson@clcmn.edu 10
Tracy Tschida Instructor Psychology - CollegeCareerStudies 2188-855-8328 tracy.tschida@clcmn.edu 11
Mike Fitcher Adjunct Instructor MachineTool 218-855-8000 michael.fitcher@clcmn.edu 12
Brent Balmer Videography CLA Videography 218-855-8727 brent.balmer@clcmn.edu 13
David Gray Instructor History 218-855-8276 david.gray@clcmn.edu 14
Jim Nagy Adjunct Instructor GraphicDesign 218-855-8157 james.nagy@clcmn.edu 15
Brandon Schneider Instructor HeavyEquipment 218-894-5179 brandon.schneider@clcmn.edu 16
Natalia DePauw Director of Dual Enrollment Advising - PSEO - CollegeCreditInHighSchool 218-855-8263 natalia.depauw@clcmn.edu 18
Amy Disterhaupt Admissions Specialist Admissions 218-855-8250 amy.disterhaupt@clcmn.edu 20
Nick Heisserer Instructor BusinessFaculty - StudentLearningAssessment 218-855-8089 nick.heisserer@clcmn.edu https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/CentralLakesCollege6@MinnState.edu/bookings/ 21
Matthew Krueger Environmental Health and Safety Officer Maintenance 218-855-8115 matthew.krueger@clcmn.edu 22
Mark Lindquist Instructor Music 218-855-8236 mark.lindquist@clcmn.edu 23
Joy Larson Emergency Management and Security Coordinator Security 218-855-8143 joy.larson@clcmn.edu 24
Jeremy Goddard Bookstore/Print Shop Bookstore Supportive Services 218-855-8146 Jeremy.Goddard@clcmn.edu 25
Sarah Jennissen Instsructor NursingAssistant - PracticalNursing - TrainedMedicationAid 218-894-5308 sarah.jennissen@clcmn.edu 26
Kevin Lattu Upward Bound Advisor TRIOUpwardBound 218-855-8117 kevin.lattu@clcmn.edu 27
Cash Robinson Upward Bound Advisor TRIOUpwardBound 218-855-8076 cash.robinson@clcmn.edu 28
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