Welding - UW River Falls

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 threecourses and the Workkeys Assessment for Industiral Skills, students will earn an Intro to GMAW Technical Diploma. 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.

Course TitleCourse TimeTimesDays

442-310 Welding Safety & Orientation

1 credit

7:30-11:00 a.m.M-F

442-307 Welding Print Reading

2 credits


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

442-362 Gas Metal Arc Welding

4 credits


7:30-11:00 a.m.

9:15-11:00 a.m.



Academy Location: UW-River Falls

Course Description

‚Äč442-310 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. 

442-307 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 Gas Metal Arc 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 2023
7 Credit High School Academy

Registration Status //

Academy Dates //
January 23 - May 18, 2023

Days of Week //
Mon - Fri

Times //
7:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Classroom Location //
UW-River Falls

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