The State of North Dakota is in dire need of professional welders. The NHSC welding program provides students with the basic welding skills needed for entry-level welding jobs and apprenticeship programs. Program Outcomes:
Be able to weld in all positions (flat, horizontal, vertical, overhead, pipe) with the six basic welding processes (Oxy-acetylene, Shielded Metal Arc, Gas Metal Arc, Flux Cored Arc self-shielded, Flux Cored Arc gas shielded, Gas Tungsten Arc).
Be capable of passing the Washington State Building Officials (WABO) welding tests in the applicable welding processes.
Be able to cut metals using thermal cutting processes (Oxy-acetylene, Plasma, Air Carbon Arc).
Have their state industrial first aid and CPR cards.
Know the basic fundamentals of welding processes and applications, metallurgy, and math and measurement.
Be able to read and interpret basic blueprints, welding symbols, and welding codes and specifications.
Professional Course Requirement: Fall:
WELD 165 Blueprint Symbols for Welding
WELD 170 Arc Welding Operations
WELD 173 Methods in Arc Welding Operations
WELD 180 Shielded Metal Arc Welding
WELD 183 Testing in Shielded Metal Arc Welding
WELD 187 Types of Non-Destructive Testing
WELD 110 Oxyfuel Operations
WELD 118 Testing OA in Welding, Brazing, Cutting
WELD 130 Advanced Testing in OA Welding, Brazing, Cutting
WELD 135 Welding Principles
WELD 140 Methods in GMA & FCA Welding
WELD 145 Advanced Methods in GMA & FCA Welding
WELD 150 Methods in GTA & Pa Welding
WELD 155 Blueprint Reading for Welders
WELD 160 Advanced Methods in GTA & PA Welding
Welding students may start the program in either fall or spring semester. Regardless of when program is started, WELD 155 must be taken before WELD 165.