NDSCS receives $742,567 grant from National Science Foundation

Welding Student
05-31-2017

North Dakota State College of Science has been awarded a $742,567 grant from the National Science Foundation to support the North Dakota Welds (NDWelds) Program: Advancing Welding Technician Skills for Students and Training for Educators.

NDWelds has a goal of enhancing welding technician skills for secondary school students, two-year college students, secondary school teachers and two-year college faculty members. Through this project, NDSCS will increase the number of trained and certified welders possessing essential and advanced skills to meet the workforce needs of the region.

The NDWelds project will increase awareness among students from under-represented groups of the opportunity for careers in welding. NDWelds significantly impacts the regional economic environment by filling a critical employment training need.

The grant award started on May 15, 2017, and will end on April 30, 2020.

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NDSCS Students Excel at North Dakota SkillsUSA Contest

04-17-2018
Students from the North Dakota State College of Science received a number of awards at the North Dakota SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference.

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NDSCS students earn awards at National SkillsUSA Championships

09-07-2018
Three students from the North Dakota State College of Science earned medals at the national SkillsUSA Championships this summer.

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NDSCS Students Excel at North Dakota SkillsUSA Contest

05-09-2019
Students from NDSCS received a number of awards at the North Dakota SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference.

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NDSCS students place first in Behind the Mask Welding Contest

Welding Student
05-15-2019

Two students from the NDSCS Welding Technology program took top honors in the American Welding Society Northern Plains Section’s 2019 Behind the Mask Welding Competition.

The students, both from Fargo, are:
Tyler Mehrer – first place, wire feed welding competition
Dillon Cardwell – first place, stick welding competition

Nearly 100 contestants from five post-secondary institutions and five high schools competed in welding tests throughout the day. Prizes were awarded to the top welders in each category.

Steven Johnson

Steven Johnson

Precision Machining Technology
Welding Technology
Associate Professor/Program Director
701-671-2478
steve.johnson@ndscs.edu
Wahpeton
Tech Center 29
Vance  Harthun

Vance Harthun

Welding Technology
Associate Professor
701-671-2434
vance.harthun@ndscs.edu
Wahpeton
Trade Tech II 146
Mitchell Van Vleet

Mitchell Van Vleet

Welding Technology
Associate Professor/Program Coordinator
701-231-6902
mitchell.vanvleet@ndscs.edu
Fargo
NDSCS-Fargo 145D
Joel Johnson

Joel Johnson

Welding Technology
Associate Professor/Program Coordinator
701-671-2170
joel.johnson@ndscs.edu
Wahpeton
Trade Tech II 106

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Welding Technology (A.A.S. degree or diploma)
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The Welding Technology program provides education and training in advanced welding and cutting processes, robotics, computer numerical control operations, inspection, print reading, fabrication, pipe and plate welding, math, communications and other aspects of general education.

  • Type: A.A.S. degree, Diploma
  • Locations: Fargo, Wahpeton
  • Cluster: Manufacturing


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The Welding Technology certificate option provides students experience in welding as it pertains to assembly, manufacturing, energy and construction.

  • Type: Certificate
  • Locations: Fargo, Wahpeton
  • Cluster: Manufacturing


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​The Welding Technology program at NDSCS is designed to provide you experiences in welding as it pertains to assembly, manufacturing, energy and construction. 

The program provides education and training in common welding processes, robotics, CNC plasma cutting, CNC press break operations, inspection, print reading, fabrications, pipe and plate welding, automated manufacturing, human relations, communications and other aspects of general education. 

Career opportunities offer a wide range of employment possibilities in: 

  • Manufacturing 
  • Steel Construction 
  • Mining 
  • Energy 
  • Petroleum 
  • Other Production Areas 

NDSCS is an American Welding Society S.E.N.S.E. certified facility. AWS Level I and Level II certification is available. The NDSCS Welding program is an educational partner with Weld-Ed the National Center for Welding Education and Training. 

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