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Welding Technology

Gain the knowledge and skills to make satisfactory welds for application across a wide variety of manufacturing industries.

Certificate of Applied Science in Welding Technology

Students in the Welding Technology program at Gallatin College MSU learn how to execute a wide variety of welding techniques, including shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding and flux cored arc welding – all techniques prized in a variety of industries that require welding on the market today. Welding Technology students also learn how to maintain their tools and equipment, as well as read and interpret blueprints for use on the jobsite. Upon completion of the program, Welding Technology students will be eligible to apply to be listed in the AWS National Registry of welders.

The Welding Technology program is part of Gallatin College MSU, southwest Montana’s two-year college.

Important: This program has limited openings and has been at full capacity in recent years, please apply early and contact Gallatin College for further information if interested. 



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Ten Years of Excellence
Gallatin College MSU has been providing an accessible, student-centered education that supports individuals’ personal and professional goals since 2009.

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Unique Opportunities
At Gallatin College MSU, students are offered hands-on experiences in labs, studios, teaching farms and in the surrounding wilderness.

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Personalized Experience
At Gallatin College MSU, a combination of small class sizes, hands-on education and training and highly qualified instructors with relevant industry experience makes for a student-centered approach focused on success and goal fulfillment.




Career Resources

Within their first year of graduation, more than 96% of Montana State graduates are employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment, and career guidance website Zippia consistently ranks MSU as the #1 school in the state where alumni are most likely to land jobs.

Career Coaching & Professional Skills Studio

Professional career coaches help students with their career exploration, employer networking opportunities and job or internship searches. They also critique resumes and help students practice job interviews. Additionally, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success offers free workshops for students to develop the professional communication and collaboration skills that are highly sought after by employers.


Welding Technology students at Gallatin College MSU go into careers such as:

  • Fabrication
  • Aircraft Maintenance
  • Specialty Welding
  • Transportation
  • Manufacturing

To explore more career possibilities, Gallatin College MSU has a variety of resources available to help with navigating the job search process, including career services and internal job postings.