Welding Technology

Like building structures or working with metal?

Welding is expected to have 637 jobs available each year for the next 10 years, according to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. Start a fulfilling career in welding with a competitive salary.


  • Interpreting symbols and welding
  • OxyFuel
  • SMAW (shielded metal arc welding)
  • GMAW (gas metal arc welding; MIG)
  • FCAW (flux cored arc welding)
  • GTAW (gas tungsten arc welding; TIG)
  • Metallurgy
  • Hands-on experience with specific welding processes

This 30 credit certificate will introduce you to production and welding technologies. In addition to receiving a foundation in Production Technologies, you will complete six advanced welding skill courses that include:

If you have completed the seven courses in the Production Technologies Certificate, you only have five courses to complete. Along with the core knowledge provided by the production technology courses, you’ll gain skills that provide you with the abilities and knowledge to work in welding.

Gain hands-on experience

There are four classes where you have the opportunity to put the information you’ve learned into practice. You gain employable welding skills through hands-on experience through lab work. You can plan to spend 2-3 weekends learning these skills for each course. Specific locations and times are set well in advance so you can plan accordingly.

Earn a certificate from an accredited college

All 360 eTECH certificates are taught by accredited and reputable colleges in Minnesota that are part of 360 Manufacturing Center of Excellence.

Courses are taught by the same instructors who teach the on-campus courses.

Build your career pathway

The Welding Technology Certificate is a great way to start building a manufacturing career with no dead-ends. Gain advanced welding skills and credits you may be able to transfer to earn a diploma or B.A.S. degree!

Plus, you have a great return on your investment. The full 30-credit certificate equals 640 hours of instructor time, so you are paying just $11 for each instructional hour. A raise of just $3.50 an hour would pay back the full cost of the Welding Technology Certificate in a year while working full-time!

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance may be available to help with the cost. Support is in place to help you pay for courses.