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Career Area: Manufacturing
Technical Diploma
Program Number: 31-457-1
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.
Welding students

Metal Fabrication / Welding Careers

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this degree:

Metal Fabricator
Welder Assembler

Average Median Wage


Metal Fabrication / Welding Programs

Metal Fabrication / Welding is part of the high-tech world of manufacturing. Before students begin their careers in metal fabrication, they learn all about quality parts using many different techniques and materials; program and operate computer-controlled press brakes and shears; plasma arc cutting machines, and microprocessor-based power sources; interpret blueprints and draw the exact shape of the part on the metal for cutting, fabrication and welding; and perform various welding techniques and other joining methods.

Metal Fabrication / Welding Part of a Career Pathway Program Transfers Offered completely online Shared Program
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