College of Technical Sciences
Welding Technology CAS
Pursue an Industry Career with a Hands-on Welding Education
- Prepare to enter a field that is in high demand for employees with a strong welding education.
- Pair the welding technology program with one of MSU-Northern's complementary programs in auto mechanics, diesel mechanics, or agricultural mechanics and develop an even broader skill set.
Welding Education Program: Experiential. Career-focused.
- Earn a Certificate of Applied Science in Welding Technology from MSU-Northern's welding school and be immediately prepared to pursue full-time employment in the industry.
- Study the latest welding techniques, theories and technologies through classroom and hands-on learning.
- Prepare for industrial certification while developing proficiency in American Welding Society (AWS) and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) code specifications.
- Learn about oxy-acetylene welding and cutting, brazing, shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, and CNC plasma arc cutting for a well-rounded welding school experience.
Welding Education Faculty: Knowledgeable. Dedicated. Student-Focused.
- Interact with MSU-Northern's welding college faculty members that have years of experience and advanced knowledge of industry practices.
- Work with program staff in small groups and one-on-one to promote effective learning and career success.
Welding School Courses: Practical. In-depth.
Thorough Technical Education – Build a base of knowledge with program courses that cover topics in safety, blueprint reading and drawing, machining, mechanical properties of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, and the testing and quality assurance of welds for a thorough welding education.
Real-world Experience – Hands on welding college courses are designed to provide students with a combination of real-world experience and technical background.
Career Outlook for Welders
Graduates of MSU-Northern's welding school pursue employment opportunities in a variety of settings including welding shops, construction companies, oil companies, the military, shipbuilding, and production welding in the manufacturing of automobiles, aircraft, electronics, and metal products. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts consistent growth for welding jobs through the next several years. Earning a solid welding education and certificate from MSU-N prepares you to work as a welder, cutter, fabricator, plant maintenance personnel, or supervisor.
Do you have questions about a welding career?
Here are employers who would be glad to talk to you!
Anderson Steel Supply Inc
Dan Rooney, VP, Operations
Buzz Moseman, Human Resources
5415 East Fork Road
Lewistown, MT 59457
Office: Metal Building 101A
Phone: (406) 265-4163
Office: Metals Building 101A
Phone: (406) 265-3742