About This Program

The Entry Level Welding Technology Program is a 33 credit, 2 semester program with a diploma for the successful student graduate. Several welder certifications are also available. The Advanced Level Welding Technology Program is a 65 credit, 4 semester program (including the ELW Program) that is optional upon completion of the Entry Level Program. Its successful completion gives the graduate another diploma. The typical Mesabi Range Welding Technology Program student applicant has had some experience with welding and cutting. However, students that have never welded before have successfully completed this program and have gone on to become certified welders. Both evening and day sections of courses are available to suit the needs of all students.

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Degrees & Credits

Diploma Entry (33 credits)

Diploma Advanced (65 credits)

Certificate (12 credits)

Mesabi Range - Eveleth

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Program Features


The American Welding Society (AWS) was founded in 1919, as a nonprofit organization with a global mission to advance the science, technology and application of welding and allied joining and cutting processes, including brazing, soldering and thermal spraying. The AWS strives to move the industry forward in both thought and action, as well as inspire new generations to see the exciting career opportunities available today. The Mesabi-Range Welding program is accredited by the AWS. We are also a certified AWS testing facility.

Testing Facility

Mesabi’s Welding program is also a testing facility for the American Welding Society (AWS).


Some of the places that successful graduates have gone to work are: USX MinnTac, Virginia, MN; ArcelorMittal Minorca Mine, Virginia, MN; L & M Radiator, Hibbing, MN; Electric Power Door, Hibbing, MN; Furin & Shea, Hibbing, MN; Yanmar, Grand Rapids, MN; Serco Loaders, Two Harbors Machine, Two Harbors, MN; Stanley/LaBounty, Two Harbors, MN; Savage Trailers, Angora, MN; Boilermakers Local Union; Millwrights Local Union, Virginia, MN; Ironworkers Local Union, Minneapolis, MN; and many places in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area and the surrounding suburbs. Some have gone out-of-state and a few have even gone overseas.

Some of the jobs the graduates have are: welder, fitter, welder helper, weld shop supervisor, welder/lead-man, welding apprentice trainer, boilermaker, pipe-fitter, welding robot operator, sheet metal worker, millwright/welder, quality assurance manager, welding inspector, plant superintendent, welding business owner and more.

Meet the Faculty

Anna Wald, CWI

Welding Instructor

Ryan Dall

Welding Instructor

Eugene Stitt, CWI/CWE

Welding Instructor

Randy Washenesky

Welding Instructor