Welding Student

Metal Fabrication/Welding - Advanced

Associate of Applied Science Degree

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Metal fabrication prepares metal for a specific use. It involves manipulating metal from one form to another for a particular purpose. In the Metal Fabrication/Welding - Advanced Associate of Applied Science Degree program, develop higher-level skills involving the intricate planning and preparing a part for cutting, fabrication and welding, and produce parts by employing new techniques and using a variety of materials. Gain advanced skills in operating computer-controlled press brakes and shears, plasma arc cutting machines and micro-processor-based power sources. Emphasis is placed on welding techniques and joining methods.

  • The Degree program will prepare students for higher skill level fabricator, laser operator, welder/press operator or welder jobs.
  • The curriculum for the Metal Fabrication/Welding Technical Diploma program is the first year of studies in the Metal Fabrication/Welding - Advanced Associate of Applied Science Degree program. Students who complete the technical diploma will require just one additional year of studies to earn their associate degree.
  • Internship opportunities provide technical, hands-on learning in real-world settings.
  • Wages of recent graduates per Graduate Follow-up Report
    • Three-year Avg. Salary for Full-time Related Employment: $40,509

Program Code 10-457-2

Required Courses

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* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

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Credit Transfer Opportunities

WCTC has agreements with local high schools and various four-year colleges and universities that enable students to transition more seamlessly from high school to WCTC to four-year colleges. Transcripted credit agreements provide high school students the opportunity to take WCTC courses at their high schools. Agreements with four-year colleges enable WCTC graduates in selected programs to transfer credits, often at junior-level standing. Agreements currently in place for this program are listed below.

High School Transfer Opportunities

WCTC Course

WCTC Credits Awarded

442-150 4
801-196 3
806-139 3

Four Year College Transfer Opportunities


Program Name

Credits Awarded

Colorado State University-Global CampusBachelor Degreeup to 64
Concordia UniversityAny Bachelorsfull program
Mount Mary UniversityBachelor DegreeJunior Standing
Upper Iowa UniversityBachelor of Scienceup to 78
UW-StoutBS Career, Technical Education and Trainingfull program
UW-StoutBS Managementfull program
UW-WaukeshaBachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS)60-Junior Standing

UW-System Credit Transfer

If you are interested in attending a UW-campus, you should contact a transfer representative at the campus you plan to attend. You may also check credit transfer agreements between WCTC and the UW System to tell you which specific courses and general education classes may be accepted.

Important Cautionary Note:
This information is intended as a general description. Please verify the availability and details of the program that interests you with the transfer coordinator at the receiving institution.