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Career Area: Manufacturing
Technical Diploma
Program Number: 32-457-1
Approximately 2 Years 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: $4303.5
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.

Welding Fabrication Careers

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this degree:

Welder
Welder/Fabricator

Average Median Wage

$51996

Welding Fabrication Programs

This two-year technical diploma in Welding Fabrication will prepare individuals to enter the fields of welding, metal fabrication, production manufacturing, construction, maintenance welding, plus many other opportunities in the career of working with metals. Students will gain skills and knowledge in advanced welding processes, along with the traditional processes of SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, GTAW, and Oxy-Fuel welding and cutting. Students will learn to operate/program manual and CNC cutting and forming equipment. Additional areas of study include blueprint reading, computer drafting software and fabrication techniques. Students will operate and perform advanced manufacturing processes and equipment such as welding robotics, water-jet cutting and more. Students will also gain knowledge of welding codes, inspection techniques and the certification process in the welding/fabrication field. This program prepares students for the ever-advancing skill sets the manufacturing and construction industries need.

Welding Fabrication Part of a Career Pathway Program Transfers Offered completely online Shared Program
CVTC Welding Fabrication at CVTC
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