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Career Area: Manufacturing
Technical Diploma
Program Number: 30-442-7
Approximately Less Than 1 Year to Complete
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Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) Careers

Today, welding is an increasingly technical field, even becoming a high-tech skill and only growing in relevance and demand.

Students who like designing and building with metal will find a variety of career opportunities in welding, especially related to materials engineering, robotics, lasers, computer programming, and systems integration.

Welding is everywhere. Anything made of metal can be welded—from cars and motorcycles to ships and space stations, from solar panels to skyscrapers. Although its roots are ancient, welding is only growing in relevance and demand.

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this degree:

Construction Trades Apprentice
Maintenance and Repair Welder

Average Median Wage


Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) Programs

The Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) Technical Diploma provides a solid foundation in process-specific production welding technology. The program is designed to develop the necessary entry-level competencies for work in the production welding and metal fabrication industries. Course work includes all position “tig” welds on stainless steel and aluminum sheet and pipe, mechanical and thermal cutting, fabricating parts from prints, and assessing weld quality. As an Embedded Technical Diploma, this program ladders fully into the Welding Technical Diploma and the Welding Fabrication & Robotics Associate Degree program. Potential occupations include: Welder, Construction Trades Apprentice, Maintenance and Repair Welder.

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) Part of a Career Pathway Program Transfers Offered completely online Shared Program
Blackhawk Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) at Blackhawk
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Northcentral Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) at Northcentral