33 Credits    DIP 3525/2263,  Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Degree Description

The Welding and Machining Diploma consists of both the Welding and Right Skills Now Certificates.  Both of these entry level certificates give the students the foundational skills for a broadened manufacturing career pathway.  While completing this Diploma, learners will have the opportunity to receive national credentials from the American Welding Society (AWS) and the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS).

Campuses: Faribault and North Mankato

Estimate for 33 credit program

Tuition is paid on a semester by semester basis and will vary depending on the courses and total credits you take.

Tuition and Fees: $6,766
Tools and Equipment: $550 - $1,450
Total Estimated Cost: $7,316 - $8,216 *

Compare the costs and you'll see that tuition at South Central College is much more affordable than other institutions.

*Based on 2023-2024 tuition and fees rates. Does not include extra expenses for online delivery, course fees, or course differental. Books, transportation, and living expenses also not included.

The course requirements listed below are specific to the current school year (noted above). If you need to view the program from previous years view our Catalog Archive.

Required Technical Courses (12 Courses)

Complete the following courses:


PLEASE NOTE: All program plans are preliminary and curriculum may change without notice. Your catalog of record may have different requirements.