Welding - Osseo

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 three courses and the Workeys 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 Osseo Technology Education Center by CVTC instructors during the school year.

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

When: September - December, 2022

Location: Osseo Technology Education Center, taught by CVTC instructors

Credential: Intro to Gas Metal Arc Welding (61-442-1), Technical Diploma

*Students must complete the WorkKeys assessment to be awarded credit for Industrial Skills for Welders, which is part of the Technical Diploma requirements. 

Course TitleCourse DatesTimesDays

442-310 Welding Safety & Orientation

1 credit

September - December


Welding Print Reading

2 credits

September - December
Basic Wire Feed Welding
4 credits

September - December


This academy is designed to provide basic skill levels for entry-level employment in the area of production welding.  Students will learn welding safety, welding print reading, and wire feed processes. Completion of this academy will lead into CVTC one-year welding technical diploma program.

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. 

442-307 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

Fall 2022
7 Credit High School Academy

Registration Status //

Academy Dates //
September - December

Days of Week //

Times //

Classroom Location //
Osseo Technology Education Center

Print this fact sheet.