• Students who study welding at the Career & Technical Education Center will attend class for a block class (2 periods) for the year and receive two credits toward graduation. The major portion of class time is spent in the welding shop in the Bismarck Technical Center, a well-equipped building on the college campus. Time in the shop is spent on oxyacetylene and arc welding practice. Students become familiar with the different types of equipment and materials, and learn the most up-to-date procedures used by welders.

    The program is a combination of classroom and shop instruction. Emphasis will be placed on individual hands-on competencies. Welding certification can be earned by taking the American Welding Society Certification test upon completion of the two-year program.

Welding I

  • Grade Placement:   10, 11, 12……….1 or 2 credits (Block Class) ……….Semester or Full Year Option

    Fees:  $20.00 and instructor approved footwear required

    Students learn oxyacetylene fusion welding and brazing of light gauge metal and are introduced to electric arc welding. Students learn use of hand tools and accessories, machine set-up, manipulative skills, selection of electrodes, welding safety, the lap, butt, tee, and corner joints. Participation in Skills USA is strongly recommended.

Welding II

  • Grade Placement:  11, 12……….….2 credits (Block Class)……….Full Year

    Prerequisite: Welding I
    Fees:  $20.00 and instructor approved footwear required

    Second year students continue the manipulative skills of the first year and learn to work in the vertical and overhead positions. Students study power sources, metal identification, preheating, Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), and other techniques. Welding skills are developed through actual work experiences in repairing and building various projects. Also, welding certification through the American Welding Society is granted upon successful completion of certification BEND tests according to D1.1 Welding Code. Participation in Skills USA is strongly recommended.