Academics

WELDING


Award: Certificate / 16 Credits
Location: Albert Lea  
Program Starts: Fall
Course Plan: One Semester
Course Schedules


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

You can complete this 16-credit Riverland program to earn a Welding Certificate in one semester. 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 Certificate was last updated on 05/15/2014
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 - One Semester

Fall 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
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
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
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
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
Total 16.00

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Program Graduate Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the graduate will:

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 (16 Credits)
Course ## Name
Credits
Course Outline
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
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
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

Welding (CERT) Program Curriculum was last updated on 05/15/2014

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