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Career Area: Manufacturing
Technical Diploma
Program Number: 31-457-2
Approximately 1 Year to Complete
This is based on full-time enrollment. Actual time to completion may vary based on the availability of courses a college offers and the number of credits the student takes in any given time period.
Credit Program
Most credit programs are eligible for financial aid, while most non-credit certificates provide valuable work-related skills on a short timeline. Check with the college offering the program to determine if it is eligible for financial aid.
Average Annual Tuition: $4386
This is based on one year of full-time enrollment for in-state students. WTCS tuition is set by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board in March for the following year. It does not include books, materials or program/college-related fees.
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Metal Fabrication Careers

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Metal Fabrication Programs

This two-semester metal fabrication technical diploma helps individuals develop fabrication skills that are used in industries today. Students gain skills in fabricating that can lead to FMA Precision Sheet Metal certification through hands-on experience and build metal products start to finish. Students read prints and learn automated cutting, forming and welding using lean practices, gas metal arc welding, shielded metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding and oxy-fuel cutting. The coursework also provides instruction in math and communications skills. Students will be expected to demonstrate the critical core manufacturing skills, including working cooperatively and productively, effective listening, maintaining a positive attitude and a safe work environment, demonstrating integrity, communicating clearly, following directions, applying problem solving strategies, mathematical reasoning, thinking critically and adapting to change.

Metal Fabrication Part of a Career Pathway Program Transfers Offered completely online Shared Program
Madison College Metal Fabrication at Madison College
Mid-State Metal Fabrication at Mid-State
Moraine Park Metal Fabrication at Moraine Park
Nicolet College Metal Fabrication at Nicolet College