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Welding is Back at SCC

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Welding Student

Welding is a critical skill in demand. It remains and will continue to be a productive, cost-effective manufacturing method. Advanced technology is creating more uses for welding in the workplace and expanding employment opportunities. Businesses across south central Minnesota are in need of welders and are hiring.  

The welding program at South Central College is designed to help students quickly develop technical knowledge and hands-on skills for a high-demand job. Students have the option to complete the 16-credit program or take any individual classes to upgrade their skills in various processes. Customized training is also available on either campus or onsite to meet businesses’ needs or schedules. 

The 16-credit Certificate in Welding will prepare participants for the American Welding Society (AWS) certification. The program is designed to offer courses at times students can attend and still maintain employment. This semester, courses are conveniently offered in the evenings. 

South Central College’s Center for Business & Industry can design welding courses to meet the particular needs of your company. They develop individualized courses based on specific objectives; the content and delivery varies from company to company. Whether your goal is to reduce downtime through welding maintenance, avoid rework, or reduce scrap and waste, the Center for Business & Industry can design the custom welding program that works for you.

Welding Student 2Basic courses designed to introduce the set up and principles of welding are available on a regular basis for professional and continuing education classes. Introductory courses in MIG Welding and TIG Welding include welding safety and hands-on training. Follow up with the MIG & TIG Welding Lab for the opportunity to advance your welding skills with additional hands-on time in the welding lab and plenty of time for questions, demonstrations, and personal instruction.


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