WELDING


Award: Diploma / 32 Credits
Location: Albert Lea  
Program Starts: Fall
Course Plan: Two Semesters


Would you like to quickly develop skills for a high-demand job?

You can complete this 32-credit Riverland program to earn a Welding Diploma in two semesters. Our class size will give you easy access to the equipment and tools of the trade.

Students learn welds in various positions and joint design. Hands-on experience and learning the welding codes will help you work toward becoming a certified welder. Another advantage of our program is that you can maintain your job while taking classes.

Count on gaining practical knowledge of a vast range of welding processes needed by today’s employers. Check to see if you qualify for financial aid to help pay your tuition.

Employment Outlook

Riverland graduates from this program are eligible to immediately work in a variety of industries including productions, fabrication, pipelines, and maintenance or job shops around the region. You will find many appealing job opportunities, plus options to advance to supervisory positions after gaining work experience and developing skills.
 
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Welding Diploma was last updated on 05/16/2016
Note: This is an unofficial document that should be used for planning purposes only. Course listings are provided only as a guideline and may be changed.

Course Sequence Example Plan - Two Semesters

Fall Semester - First Year
Course # Course Title Credits
CMAE1514
Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Safety
This course is designed to align with the MSSC assessment and certification system for safety. This course delivers the 30-hour Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 501-mandated standard. Preparation for taking and passing the MSSC-Certified Production Technician (CPT) certification assessment will be emphasized. This course is offered in partnership with the 360° Center of Excellence in Manufacturing and Applied Engineering. (2 Cr - 2 lect, 0 lab)
2.00
CMAE1518
Manufacturing Processes
This course develops the basic knowledge necessary to understand and apply industry defined standards in manufacturing processes and production needed by entry level production employees. Preparation for, and completion of, the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC)-Certified Production Technician (CPT) certification assessment will be emphasized. This course is offered in partnership with the 360° Center of Excellence in Manufacturing and Applied Engineering. (2 Cr - 2 lect, 0 lab)
2.00
CMAE1522
Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Quality
This course provides the student with the basic knowledge necessary to understand and apply quality concepts that have been identified by the MSSC Assessment and certification system for Quality Practices. Students will be introduced to a quality management system and its components. Preparation for taking and passing the MSSC Certified Production Technician (CPT) certification assessment will be emphasized. This course is offered in partnership with the 360° Center of Excellence in Manufacturing and Applied Engineering. (2 Cr - 2 lect, 0 lab)
2.00
IMMR1710
Cutting & Drilling Machine
This course introduces the fundamentals of power saws and the blades used, as well as drills and drilling machines. Topics include the use of both vertical and horizontal saws, drill presses, with calculations of drill speeds and feeds, power tapping, reaming, counterboring, and countersinking. Shop safety is a very important component of this course. Students are required to build parts following print to specification. Prerequisites: IMMR 1715 and IMMR 1750. (1 Cr - 0 lect, 1 lab)
1.00
IMMR1715
Small Tool Usage
This course introduces the study, care, and uses of small tools as they relate to maintenance. This includes precision measuring tools used in a machine shop, micrometers, calipers, etc. Other subjects include the use of hand tools, hacksaws, files, punches, taps and dies, and other mechanical hardware. This course is recognized as an Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) ISPQ Accredited Training Program for curriculum covering the Job Task Analyses for Small Wind Installer (NABCEP). (2 Cr - 2 lect, 0 lab)
2.00
IMMR1750
Blueprint Reading
This course introduces the basic understanding of blueprint reading. Various mechanical drawings and types of prints for the interpretation and manufacturing of parts and the assembly of equipment are also included. (2 Cr - 2 lect, 0 lab)
2.00
MATH1020
Technical Math I
This course covers basic mathematics and elements of algebra that will prepare students for success in their specific technical areas. Students will develop their problem solving skills and master mathematical concepts used in specific technical applications. Students will receive a grade for this course. It will not meet MnTC Mathematics and Logical Reasoning requirements for graduation. Prerequisite: A score of 56 or above on the Accuplacer Arithmetic test, a score of 51 or above on the Elementary Algebra test or Math 0540. (2 Cr - 2 lect, 0 lab)
2.00
Total 15.00
Spring Semester - First Year
Course # Course Title Credits
IMMR1705
Safety and OSHA
This course introduces general safety as it pertains to the machine shop. The course includes forklift safety, Occupational Safety Health Administration, (OSHA) Right to Know, personal safety, and other safety topics. (1 Cr - 0 lect, 1 lab)
1.00
IMMR1725
Arc Welding
This course includes the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) process starting with the power sources, electrodes, and the various applications. A great deal of time is spent in the lab developing skills using this welding process. Welds are made in all positions using various types of electrodes. Welding codes and applications are also covered and followed. (3 Cr - 1 lect, 2 lab)
3.00
IMMR1730
Gas Welding & Cutting
This course introduces the use of oxy-fuel welding and cutting equipment. The students cut using both hand and machine torches. Safety as related to oxy-fuel equipment is a critical part of this course. Set-up, applications, and metallurgy are also included. (3 Cr - 1 lect, 2 lab)
3.00
IMMR2765
Gas, Metal, Arc Welding I
This course emphasizes Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW). The course includes the following major groups: power sources, shielding gases, wire feeders, and torches. Each one of these groups is covered in detail. Time is spent in the lab developing skills in using the process and setting up the equipment for the various applications. The focus of this course is on the use of wire feed welding equipment, application, and setup. Safety is a major consideration including welding equipment and the handling of various gases. Welding skills are developed through completion of welding projects. (3 Cr - 1 lect, 2 lab)
3.00
IMMR2770
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
This course emphasizes applications for Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW\Heli-Arc) in the welding industry. Power sources, current types, current selection, shielding gases and torch types are also covered. Various procedures are discussed for welding different metals and problems that may be encountered. Safety procedures and the handling of high-pressure cylinders, especially when using the GTAW, are covered. (3 Cr - 1 lect, 2 lab)
3.00
HLTH1130
AHA CPR and First Aid Certification
This course includes instruction of adult, child, and infant for rescue breathing, airway obstruction, and one and two man Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and standard first aid. Topics covered are: obstructed airway, rescue breathing, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, injuries (soft and hard tissue), bleeding, emergencies, splinting, and sudden illness. Students will be instructed to use breathing devices, specifically the pocket mask and the bag-valve mask. This course is certified by the American Heart Association. (1 Cr - 1 lect, 0 lab)
1.00
Total 17.00
Welding (DIP) Program Course Sequence was last updated on 05/16/2016
Estimated Tuition
32 cr  x  $209.00 = $6,688.00 
Books: contact program advisor 
Other Costs: contact program advisor 

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Program Graduate Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the graduate will: At the successful completion of the program curriculum, students will be able to:
  • Weld in (flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions) using the basic welding processes SMAW, GMAW, OFW, and GTAW.
  • Perform metal layout processes.
  • Cut metals using (oxyfuel and, plasma, arc) cutting process.
  • Apply the fundamentals of welding processes.
  • Read and interpret basic blueprints and welding symbols to fabricate components.
  • Apply basic math and measurement.
  • Follow industry safety practices.

Welding Faculty & Advisors

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ALBERT LEA CAMPUS
2200 Riverland Dr.
Albert Lea, MN 56007
507-379-3300
AUSTIN CAMPUS
1900 8th Avenue NW
Austin, MN 55912
507-433-0600
OWATONNA COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY CENTER
965 Alexander Drive SW
Owatonna, MN 55060
507-455-5880
Program Notes

Students entering this program must meet the following minimum program entry requirements:
Reading: An Accuplacer score of 52 is recommended.

Assessment Results and Prerequisites: Students admitted into Riverland Community College program may need to complete additional courses based on assessment results and course prerequisite requirements. Certain MATH and ENGL courses have additional prerequisites.

Required Core Courses (29 Credits)
Course ## Name
Credits
Course Outline
CMAE1514
Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Safety
This course is designed to align with the MSSC assessment and certification system for safety. This course delivers the 30-hour Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 501-mandated standard. Preparation for taking and passing the MSSC-Certified Production Technician (CPT) certification assessment will be emphasized. This course is offered in partnership with the 360° Center of Excellence in Manufacturing and Applied Engineering. (2 Cr - 2 lect, 0 lab)
2.00 CMAE1514
CMAE1518
Manufacturing Processes
This course develops the basic knowledge necessary to understand and apply industry defined standards in manufacturing processes and production needed by entry level production employees. Preparation for, and completion of, the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC)-Certified Production Technician (CPT) certification assessment will be emphasized. This course is offered in partnership with the 360° Center of Excellence in Manufacturing and Applied Engineering. (2 Cr - 2 lect, 0 lab)
2.00 CMAE1518
CMAE1522
Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Quality
This course provides the student with the basic knowledge necessary to understand and apply quality concepts that have been identified by the MSSC Assessment and certification system for Quality Practices. Students will be introduced to a quality management system and its components. Preparation for taking and passing the MSSC Certified Production Technician (CPT) certification assessment will be emphasized. This course is offered in partnership with the 360° Center of Excellence in Manufacturing and Applied Engineering. (2 Cr - 2 lect, 0 lab)
2.00 CMAE1522
CMAE1526
Maintenance Awareness
The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Maintenance Awareness course introduces the concepts of Total Productive Maintenance and Preventative Maintenance. This course is designed to align with the MSSC assessment and certification system for Maintenance Awareness. Preparation for, and completion of, the MSSC-Certified Production Technician (CPT) certification assessment will be emphasized. This course is offered in partnership with the 360° Center of Excellence in Manufacturing and Applied Engineering. (2 Cr - 2 lect, 0 lab)
2.00 CMAE1526
IMMR1705
Safety and OSHA
This course introduces general safety as it pertains to the machine shop. The course includes forklift safety, Occupational Safety Health Administration, (OSHA) Right to Know, personal safety, and other safety topics. (1 Cr - 0 lect, 1 lab)
1.00 IMMR1705
IMMR1710
Cutting & Drilling Machine
This course introduces the fundamentals of power saws and the blades used, as well as drills and drilling machines. Topics include the use of both vertical and horizontal saws, drill presses, with calculations of drill speeds and feeds, power tapping, reaming, counterboring, and countersinking. Shop safety is a very important component of this course. Students are required to build parts following print to specification. Prerequisites: IMMR 1715 and IMMR 1750. (1 Cr - 0 lect, 1 lab)
1.00 IMMR1710
IMMR1710
Cutting & Drilling Machine
This course introduces the fundamentals of power saws and the blades used, as well as drills and drilling machines. Topics include the use of both vertical and horizontal saws, drill presses, with calculations of drill speeds and feeds, power tapping, reaming, counterboring, and countersinking. Shop safety is a very important component of this course. Students are required to build parts following print to specification. Prerequisites: IMMR 1715 and IMMR 1750. (1 Cr - 0 lect, 1 lab)
1.00 IMMR1710
IMMR1725
Arc Welding
This course includes the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) process starting with the power sources, electrodes, and the various applications. A great deal of time is spent in the lab developing skills using this welding process. Welds are made in all positions using various types of electrodes. Welding codes and applications are also covered and followed. (3 Cr - 1 lect, 2 lab)
3.00 IMMR1725
IMMR1730
Gas Welding & Cutting
This course introduces the use of oxy-fuel welding and cutting equipment. The students cut using both hand and machine torches. Safety as related to oxy-fuel equipment is a critical part of this course. Set-up, applications, and metallurgy are also included. (3 Cr - 1 lect, 2 lab)
3.00 IMMR1730
IMMR1750
Blueprint Reading
This course introduces the basic understanding of blueprint reading. Various mechanical drawings and types of prints for the interpretation and manufacturing of parts and the assembly of equipment are also included. (2 Cr - 2 lect, 0 lab)
2.00 IMMR1750
IMMR2750
Piping Systems
This course introduces basic piping practices and identification of fittings, including galvanized and black pipe, plastic pipe, and copper tubing. Sheet metal fabrication which includes the use of brakes, shears, and hand tools is included. Students are required to follow blueprints to fabricate sheet metal parts and piping projects. (3 Cr - 1 lect, 2 lab)
3.00 IMMR2750
IMMR2765
Gas, Metal, Arc Welding I
This course emphasizes Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW). The course includes the following major groups: power sources, shielding gases, wire feeders, and torches. Each one of these groups is covered in detail. Time is spent in the lab developing skills in using the process and setting up the equipment for the various applications. The focus of this course is on the use of wire feed welding equipment, application, and setup. Safety is a major consideration including welding equipment and the handling of various gases. Welding skills are developed through completion of welding projects. (3 Cr - 1 lect, 2 lab)
3.00 IMMR2765
IMMR2770
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
This course emphasizes applications for Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW\Heli-Arc) in the welding industry. Power sources, current types, current selection, shielding gases and torch types are also covered. Various procedures are discussed for welding different metals and problems that may be encountered. Safety procedures and the handling of high-pressure cylinders, especially when using the GTAW, are covered. (3 Cr - 1 lect, 2 lab)
3.00 IMMR2770

General Studies Courses (3 cr )
Course ## Name
Credits
Course Outline
HLTH1130
AHA CPR and First Aid Certification
This course includes instruction of adult, child, and infant for rescue breathing, airway obstruction, and one and two man Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and standard first aid. Topics covered are: obstructed airway, rescue breathing, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, injuries (soft and hard tissue), bleeding, emergencies, splinting, and sudden illness. Students will be instructed to use breathing devices, specifically the pocket mask and the bag-valve mask. This course is certified by the American Heart Association. (1 Cr - 1 lect, 0 lab)
Course Outline HLTH1130
1.00 HLTH1130
MATH1020
Technical Math I
This course covers basic mathematics and elements of algebra that will prepare students for success in their specific technical areas. Students will develop their problem solving skills and master mathematical concepts used in specific technical applications. Students will receive a grade for this course. It will not meet MnTC Mathematics and Logical Reasoning requirements for graduation. Prerequisite: A score of 56 or above on the Accuplacer Arithmetic test, a score of 51 or above on the Elementary Algebra test or Math 0540. (2 Cr - 2 lect, 0 lab)
Course Outline MATH1020
2.00 MATH1020

Welding (DIP) Program Curriculum was last updated on 05/16/2016

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