Dec 08, 2023
Total Credits: 16
Major Number: 5890
CIP Code: 48.0508
Earning a Basic Welding Certificate will prepare students for entry level positions in the welding industries. The certificate is a first look into welding, and can launch you into a career or prepare you for your next steps in education.
Assessment score placement in RDNG 0950 or completion of RDNG 0900 with a grade of “C” or higher;
Arithmetic assessment score of 64 or higher or elementary algebra assessment score of 76 or higher
OR assessment score/ACT score placement into MATH 0070 or above OR completion of MATH 0030 or MATH 0060 with a grade of C or higher
(We strongly encourage students who score below 64 to meet with an advisor or counselor to discuss their review and course options PRIOR to Math assessment retesting or registering for a Math course.)
OR Instructor Consent.
Students who need to complete developmental courses may take them concurrently with Welding courses.
Career/Occupational Elective Requirements
MnTC/General Education Requirements
MnTC Elective Requirements
Additional Elective Requirements
General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates
See Century College Policy 18.104.22.168
Transfer, Articulation Agreements, and Partnerships
See the Century College website for information regarding transfer.
This program is intended primarily for employment preparation rather than transfer to a four-year institution. Some courses may not transfer to a number of four-year colleges. If you are considering the possibility of transfer, you may wish to talk with your advisor, counselor, or program instructor before registering to discuss your goals, look at programs designed for transfer, and develop a plan.
Program Learning Outcomes
At the end of this program students will be able to:
- Students will demonstrate skills in welding including OAC (oxygen acetylene cutting), PAC (plasma arc cutting), OAW (oxygen acetylene welding), GMAW, (gas metal arc welding), SMAW (shielded metal arc welding), FCAW (flux cored arc welding), and GTAW (gas tungsten arc welding).
- Students will demonstrate knowledge of the welding process and power sources.
- Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills, troubleshooting, and blueprint reading abilities in any welding-related industry.
Program Contact Information
Märta Lindberg Lein 651.773.1744 Room 1577 East
Please note that this is a sample course sequence. Individual schedules will vary depending upon student needs, goals, and availability. Students are recommended to meet with their advisor, counselor, or faculty program instructors to create an individualized plan that includes prerequisites and application requirements. For detailed program information see the Century College website. This information is subject to change.
This information is subject to change. Changes and updates are posted on century.edu
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