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Start: Fall or Spring Semester, Full- or Part-Time


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About the Program

Earning a Welding Certificate will prepare students for entry-level positions in the welding industry. Students will:

  • Manipulate the power of fire and electricity to design and construct the metal products people use every day
  • Join, cut, bend, and manipulate metal for industrial and artistic applications
  • Work independently and in teams to troubleshoot and creatively solve a wide range of industry-based challenges

The certificate is a first look into welding and can launch you into a career or prepare you for your next steps in education.

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Cost & Financial Aid

As a two-year public community and technical college, Century College receives funding from the State of Minnesota, keeping tuition rates significantly lower than private colleges and universities. With affordable tuition rates and financial aid and scholarship opportunities, our students avoid student loan debt.

Financial Aid

Century College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and our programs qualify for financial aid including grants, loans, and college work-study. Eligibility for financial aid is determined annually based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Century College’s Federal School Code is 010546.

Scholarship Opportunities

Each year, the Century College Foundation awards more than $300,000 in scholarships to Century College students involved in several areas of study. Students are encouraged to create an account and apply for scholarships online.

Tuition Cost per Credit Comparison: Century College $206.41, University of MN - TC $555.13, Private Colleges & Universities $1,416.

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Welding student completing a project for class.

Potential Job Titles

A panoramic view of the Welding Stations used on campus for Welding courses at Century College.
  • Welder
  • Cutter
  • Metal Worker

Salary Data

Welders & Cutters
Average Wage: $19.71/hour

Metal Workers
Average Wage: $30.40/hour

Information gathered pertains to the seven-county metro area -

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    Program Faculty

  • Marta Lindberg Lein
    Faculty/Program Director
  • Experience: In the realm of HVAC, Dolly Ferrara has amassed a diverse range of experiences over the years. Starting her career as a technician, Dolly’s hands-on experience installing, repairing, and maintaining HVAC systems in, including residential, commercial, and industrial environments. Dolly’s journey in the HVAC field, she tackled complex challenges, from troubleshooting intricate system malfunctions to optimizing energy efficiency in HVAC installations.In addition to Dolly’s HVAC background, she also has a robust foundation in welding. Dolly’s journey as a welder began with formal training in various welding techniques, including MIG, TIG, and stick welding. As she strengthened her skills, she took on diverse projects, fabricating structures and components for different applications. Dolly has demonstrated proficiency and precision in welding tasks.Dolly’s welding experiences have instilled in her meticulous attention to detail and a commitment to quality craftsmanship. In the classroom, She leverages her expertise to guide students through hands-on welding exercises, imparting essential techniques and safety protocols. Dolly’s passion for welding shines through as she mentors aspiring welders, nurturing their skills and fostering a culture of excellence in the workshop.Overall, Dolly’s combined experiences in heating and air conditioning and welding positions has been a valuable asset in both the classroom and the industry. Dolly’s dedication to sharing knowledge and empowering the next generation of professionals ensures that her impact extends far beyond her own achievements.
    Education: Associates of Applied Sciences Degree in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technology from Century College; Associates of Applied Sciences Degree in Facility Maintenance Engineering Degree from Century College; Certification in Welding from Century College
    Dolly Ferrara