A Welding Fabricator certificate offers individuals the opportunity to develop skills necessary for construction, manufacturing, building and fabrication of real weldments. Students entering this advanced certificate program generally have good welding ability, but seek greater application skills.

The courses in the Welding Fabricator certificate also serve as the third semester in the Welding Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree program.

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The Anoka Technical College Fabricator certificate is a 17-credit program offering individuals the opportunity to develop skills necessary for construction, manufacturing, building and fabrication of real weldments. Students entering this certificate program generally have good welding ability, but seek greater application skills.

The courses in the Fabricator certificate serve as the third semester in the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Welding program.

The diversification of the welding industry impacts virtually every industry around the globe. From the depth of the world’s oceans to the far-reaching corners of outer space, there is a welding position for every hardworking, ambitious, smart individual who is ready and willing to constantly improve and striving for excellence.

A career choice in welding offers a vast array of options for employment and continuing personal development. Welding is the most common way to permanently join metal parts. Heat is applied to the pieces that are being joined; melting and fusing them together which forms a permanent bond.

Therefore, welding plays a key role in industry production lines, laboratories, research and development, national defense, sales and service, NASCAR and drag racing, custom motorcycle building, artwork, sculptures, pipelines, power plants, refineries, construction, maintenance, repair and much more.

Wage information is available from the Minnesota Department of Education and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

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The Welding program not only provides students with a thorough background in welding and related theory, but also prepares students with the knowledge and skills needed to take three national certification examinations:

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers certification examination;
  • American Petroleum Institute certification examination; and
  • American Welding Society’s Welding Code certification examination.

Successful completion of the Welding Technology diploma or admission to the Welding AAS degree program.

Program Sequence

Some courses in this program may require a prerequisite. Please see course descriptions for more details.

Fall Semester (Third semester of Welding AAS degree) 17
WELD 1209  Basic Pipe Welding
3
 WELD 2000  Basic Pipe Layout
5
 WELD 2004  Metals Theory II
3
WELD 2006  Welding Code Interpretation
2
WELD 2008  Blueprint Reading III
4

Students must earn a cumulative 2.0 GPA or higher to be eligible for graduation from this program.

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Students must earn a cumulative 2.0 GPA or higher to be eligible for graduation from this program.

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