Welding Technology CAS

Pursue an Industry Career with a Hands-on Welding Education

The Welding Technology program at MSU-Northern is a nine month certificate program that prepares you for successful employment in a variety of settings. As a welding school that integrates practical experience with welding theory, the program helps you build skills and knowledge that will give you an edge with employers.


  • 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

Certificate of Applied Science
Gainful Employment Information.

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.

Job Opportunities

  • Welders
  • Cutters
  • Fabricators
  • Plant Maintenance personnel
  • Inspectors
  • Sales and Service Reps
  • Supervisors

Do you have questions about a welding career?

Here are employers who would be glad to talk to you!

Spika Welding & Manufacturing Inc.
Tom Spika, President
2035 Curlew Road
Moccasin, MT 59462

Anderson Steel Supply Inc
Dan Rooney, VP, Operations

Allied Steel
Buzz Moseman, Human Resources
5415 East Fork Road
Lewistown, MT 59457
406-538-2374 x3037


Tiffany Knoop
  Office:  Metal Building 101A

  Phone:  (406) 265-4163

Chuck Terry
   Office: Metals Building 101A
   Phone: (406) 265-3742