Dual Credit High School Academy

​CVTC and local high schools have partnered to offer incoming juniors and seniors who are interested in pursuing a career in welding the opportunity to earn high school and college credit. Dual credit academies give high school students a chance to navigate their interests and career options to develop the most successful individualized career path. Credits successfully earned through this academy may be applied to CVTC Welding programs. By successfully completing all four courses, students will earn a Wire Feed Welding Certificate (Intro to GMAW). All of the academy courses listed below will be taught at the UW-River Falls welding lab by CVTC instructors during the school year.

Students enrolled in this academy will learn about welding safety, basic welding math, welding print reading, and wire feed welding processes.

No class March 22 - March 26, 2021

Course TitleCourse TimeTimesDays

442-310 Welding Safety & Orientation

1 credit

Tuesday, January 26 - Monday, February 8, 2021
7:30-11:00 a.m.M-F

442-380 Industrial Skills for Welders

2 credits

Tuesday, February 9 – Friday, May 28, 2021

7:30-9:15 a.m.

9:30-11:00 a.m.



442-307 Welding Print Reading

2 credits

Tuesday, February 9 – Thursday, May 27, 2021

7:30-9:25 a.m.TR

442-362 Basic Wire Feed Welding

4 credits

Monday, February 8 – Friday, May 28, 2021

7:30-11:00 a.m.

9:15-11:00 a.m.



Academy Location: UW-River Falls

Course Description

442-310 Welding Safety & Orientation

Introduces welding safety and standard operating procedures on equipment commonly used in welding labs/shops   and on tools received in student's toolbox. Students will be able to receive an OSHA 10 safety certificate. 

442-380 Industrial Skills for Welders
In this course the student will develop math skills and job seeking skills for the welding career to meet the demand of today's industry. Application based math topics will address fractions, decimals, fraction conversion to decimals and metric equivalents, geometry and trig formulas, as well as algebraic problem solving. The student will use blueprints for layout calculations and technics. The student will also develop job seeking skills such as: employment search, resumes, application forms, and employer interviews. 

442-307 Welding Print Reading
Drawing fundamentals related to 2 and 3 view drawings; visual projection methods; freehand sketching; weld   symbols and how to apply them. Interpret weld blueprints according to industry standards.

442-362 Basic Wire Feed Welding
Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW, wire-feed welding, MIG). Develop skills with solid wire GMAW short-circuit transfer in various positions and joint designs.

Just the Facts

Spring 2021
9 Credit High School Academy

Registration Status //

Academy Dates //
January 26 - May 28, 2021

Days of Week //
Mon - Fri

Times //
7:30 - 11 a.m.

Classroom Location //
UW-River Falls

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