This certificate program will help the student learn the basics of welding technology that will prepare the individual to enter the field at entry level as a fabricator/welder. The student will also take academic courses to provide a well-balanced curriculum. Graduates may enter the workforce immediately or transfer for more advanced training.
Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to:
• Demonstrate safe work habits in welding/metal fabrication
• Identify and use a variety of techniques and materials to achieve the desired weld
• Perform quality welds on mild steel using and gas methods
• Layout and cut flat and structural steel
• Show ability in structural welding, MIG/TIG applications and advanced welding techniques
Students will have the opportunity to receive welding certification from the American Welding Society, by passing a structural plate welding test following the D1.1 code standards set by the AWS.
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Careers: Welder, Welder-Fitter, Fabricator, Maintenance Welder, Mig Welder, Sub Arc Operator
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Program Costs for 2012-13:
Tuition/Fees: $3,082.50 In-District; $4,245 Out-of-District; $5,655 WUE; $9,135 Out-of-State; $7,057.50 Canadian Exchange
On-Campus Room/Board: $3,500
Other: Course Fees $497
Job placement rates: Not available as these are not required by the state of Montana or the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
To protect student privacy, data on completion rates and debt incurred is not provided for those programs that had less than 10 graduates.