Welding – Riverland Community College | A 2-Year Minnesota School Offering Bachelor Transfer Pathways, Associate Degree, Certificate and Diploma Programs to Southern, MN - Riverland


Why study Welding at Riverland?

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.

    What will I study?
  • Gas, Metal, Arc Welding I
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
  • Gas Welding & Cutting
  • Arc Welding




    Career Outlook

Current Demand

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This career is currently in very high demand.

Future Demand

This career is high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 11,037 new Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers to meet market demand between 2016-2026. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

(source: Minnesota State CAREERwise Education)

Sample Job Titles

  • Fabricator
  • Maintenance Welder
  • Welder-Fitter
  • Mig Welder
  • Sub Arc Operator 


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