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.

Program taught in:
  • English

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