_MG_3067.jpgBSC's Continuing Education (CE) provides a wide array of welding training and testing to local and regional companies. Training can be held on-site or at one of our state of the art welding shops on BSC's campus. CE can train and test in the following areas:
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
  • Oxyacetylen Welding
  • Flux Cored Arc Welding


As part of Continuing Education (CE) commitment to provide the highest quality of training possible, CE has partnered with Basin Electric Power Cooperative, Great River Energy, Tesoro Petroleum, Minnkota Power Cooperative, and Praxair to outfit a mobile welding lab. This state-of-the-art trailer is equipped with 6 welding booths available for training at your worksite. The trailer saves your company valuable travel time and money. 

We provide customized training programs designed to serve your specific needs. Whether you are looking for consulting services, training workshops, custom curriculum development or a staff development program, we can help.

Start thinking beyond and call David Huizenga today at 701-224-5683 or 1-877-846-9387 or email david.huizenga@bismarckstate.edu


The Welding Technology Series includes courses essential to the welding field beginning with a solid understanding of metals, nonmetals and other materials commonly used in the industry. The series covers the basics of gas and arc welding followed by specific "how-to" instructions on all types of welding practices. The series also explains the proper procedures for brazing and cutting with welding equipment. Safety is stressed throughout the series. The Welding Technology Series is comprised of the following courses:

Each course covers specific training items listed below:
  • Metals - is an introduction to metals and alloys and their properties commonly used in industry.
  • Non-Metals - is an introduction to nonmetals and other materials and their properties commonly used in industry.
  • Welding Principles - will study the equipment, applications, concepts and safety used in, Oxyfuel Welding, Shielded Metal Arc Welding and Gas Metal Arc Welding and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding.
  • Oxyfuel Operations - will study the equipment, applications, concepts and safety used in Oxyfuel Operation: Joining, Cutting, and Surfacing.
  • Arc Welding Operations - will study the equipment, applications, concepts and safety used in the Arc Welding Processes.
Who should participate? This series of courses is designed for anyone interested in learning an overview of the welding field.

What are the online course elements? This course is instructor-facilitated, asynchronous, and online. Participants learn from threaded discussions, self-check exercises, video/audio and text based lectures, quizzes, animations and graphics. Instructors provide feedback on students' completed exams and answer students' questions via email. Participants must purchase their own books before they start the course. Books may be purchased through BSC by calling David Huizenga at 701-224-5683 or 877-846-9387 or email at david.huizenga@bismarckstate.edu

When do participants complete the course work? Each course contains about 8 hours of content and participants are given six weeks (until midnight MST on the last access date) to complete the course requirements. If more time is needed, please contact David Huizenga at 701-224-5683 or 1-877-846-9387 or email david.huizenga@bismarckstate.edu Participants are provided a login and password to enter the course online. Company training supervisors may provide additional requirements, such as scheduled training times and activities. College credit is not available for this course.

What are the registration options? Individuals or groups can register for the entire series (all 5 courses) or can register for course(s) independently.

How much does it cost? The series fee is $650.00 if the participant registers for all 5 courses at the same time. Individual courses are $150.00 per participant per course. 

What is the cancellation policy if I am unable to attend? Refunds granted at the participant's request will incur a $25 processing fee per class, to be deducted from the amount refunded. All refunds are made by mail unless paid with a credit card; in which case the card is credited. Please allow four weeks to process refunds. There will be no refund if an online course has been accessed.

The Leland Olds Station participated in the development of BSC Mobile Welding training trailer. Since its completion, LOS has utilized the trailer and instructors multiple times over the past few years. The ability to train on-site has significant advantages: travel cost savings, use of actual/real projects for training, and flexibility for participation from multiple LOS employee groups. The trailer is modern, comfortable, practical, and well-suited to provide welding training the station requires as our workforce grows and develops. LOS is committed to work with BSC in continued program development." ~Mark Thompson from Basin Electric, Leland Olds Station

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