Career Opportunities

  • Production manufacturing welding
  • Structural design welder
  • Repair and rebuilding career
  • Specialized welding machine operators
  • Cutters Pipe fitters
  • Construction welding
  • Heavy equipment welding

Program Highlights

  • Hands-on experience
  • Learn a vast range of welding processes needed by today's employers
Programs at Southeast Technical

Welding Technology

Few career choices offer such vast options for employment and personal development as welding.

Graduates in the welding program will be trained and perform weld shop safety and proper handling of tools and shop supplies. Graduates will also be trained and perform skills in (OFW) oxy-fuel welding and cutting, (SMAW) stick welding, (GMAW) mig welding and also (GTAW) tig welding in a variety of positions to ensure the students have the skills needed to enter today's workforce. Graduates will also learn to read and perform duties from weld shop blueprints, proper set up and selection of welding equipment, and perform self examination of welds to meet today's standards and specifications. Graduates will gain the ability and knowledge to properly set up, complete, and pass a welding certification test to AWS (American Welding Society) D1.1 standards to get their welding career started on the right path.

Major Offerings

Major Title (Degree) Campus(s) Credits
Welding Technology (DIP) Winona 34 cr

Program Learning Outcomes

Program graduates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate safety in the weld shop.
  2. Read weld shop blueprints.
  3. Identify the correct weld procedures.
  4. Demonstrate the proper use of machines and equipment.
  5. Properly inspect welds.
  6. Pass a certification test D1.1 AWS.
  7. Demonstrate workplace reliability and attendance.


  • Casey Mann is a 1982 graduate of Winona Technical College and has over 27 years of experience in most welding facets and operations. He has worked in family-owned shops, large scale fabrication shops, road crews and has project management experience on multi-million dollar projects that have been shipped throughout the world. Casey has been an instructor for Southeast Technical since 2003.