The Welding program prepares students for a career in the welding field. The combination of classroom theory, hands-on welding skills training, and practical application in labs allows the student to attain skills for entry-level employment.

Welding is a growing field in the western South Dakota region. Job opportunities are available and growing as opportunities in the field expand in South Dakota and the surrounding states.

The program is designed to prepare the students as entry-level technicians in many industrial sectors, including construction, energy, manufacturing, and repair.

Students will receive training in the processes most commonly used by industry in the region. Welders require a wide variety of skills that will continue to grow because of the increase in sophisticated fabrication tasks and repair work.

Students can choose a nine-month Diploma option that includes training is basic welding skills or a 20-month Associate of Applied Science Degree option that includes basic and advanced training.