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Career Area: Manufacturing
Technical Diploma
Program Number: 30-457-1
Approximately Less Than 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
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Welding Technician Careers

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this degree:

Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters
Solderers and Brazers

Average Median Wage


Welding Technician Programs

Welders work in a wide variety of industries – from automobile manufacturing, aerospace, shipbuilding and many other types of manufacturing. Their duties include joining metal parts by fusing them together and creating a permanent bond. In the Welding Technician program, learn basic welding and metal fabrication skills to perform tasks associated with entry-level jobs in the field. Develop an understanding of blueprint reading; learn the safe handling of cutting equipment, gas cylinders, manual and machine oxygen fuel cutting, plasma cutting and air carbon arc cutting; and get introduced to gas metal arc welding and flux core arc welding techniques.

Prepare for jobs such as welders, cutters, solderers and brazers.

Credits earned in the 18-credit Welding Technician program can be applied to the 30-credit Metal Fabrication/Welding program.

As a complement to the program, several short-term manufacturing certificates are available within the School of Applied Technologies.

Welding Technician Part of a Career Pathway Program Transfers Offered completely online Shared Program
Waukesha County Welding Technician at Waukesha County
Western Welding Technician at Western