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Linn State announces new welding technology program

Starting this fall, Linn State Technical College will launch a new welding technology program.
Students will have the opportunity to receive an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree, a One Year Certificate or two Single Semester Certificates in Welding Technology.
The degree and certificates will serve a workforce development function for individuals who are laid-off or who desire to transition into an entry-level welding career.   The degree program will be offered in the evenings.
For years, LSTC has incorporated welding into numerous industrial and technical programs.  With the current economic conditions, the college believes that a credit welding technology program including both a degree and certificate is now in order.

“We’ve experienced a significant growth in the demand for welding training and education,” said Vicki Schwinke, Dean of Academic and Student Affairs.

By the end of the 2009-2010 academic year, the college will have provided accelerated welding skills classes through the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act for over 25 displaced workers enrolled in the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) program.

Students who earn a Welding Technology degree or certificate will be qualified for high demand occupations.
The college is certified to provide American Welding Society (AWS) SENSE Level I Entry Welder and Level II Advanced Welder training and testing.
With more than 25 programs, Linn State Technical College is Missouri’s only public two-year technical college with a statewide mission.   LSTC has campuses in Linn, Mexico and Jefferson City.  LSTC prepares students for profitable employment and a life of learning.   

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