Metal Fabrication/Welding - Advanced

Metal Fabrication/Welding - Advanced

Degree Type

60-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Code

10-457-2

Time to Degree

2 years

Start Date

August / January

How You'll Learn

On Campus

Daytime

Evening

Metal fabrication manipulates metal from one form to another for a particular purpose, while welding fuses parts together. In this program, develop advanced 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.

Deadlines To Know*

Fall 2021 Start

  • Submit application by August 2, 2021
  • Complete checklist items by August 9, 2021

Spring 2021 Start

  • Submit application by January 5, 2021
  • Complete checklist items by January 11, 2021

Summer 2021 Start

  • This program cannot be started in summer.

* Application deadlines are subject to change based on program demand.

Tuition Costs

The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors, including where you live, how your program is delivered, how long it takes to finish your program and the financial aid you receive. Explore current tuition and fees.

Additional Estimated Costs

  • Any PC with at least i7, 3.2Ghz CPU, 32GB memory, Nvidia Quadro, AMD FirePro, AMD Radeon Pro graphics card
  • Adobe Acrobat DC software
  • Access to 11x17" printer
  • Metal Fab Tool Kit: $160
  • Safety equipment (shoes/glasses): $100
  • Welding protective attire: $400

How To Apply

* The promo code is not valid for refund on a previously submitted app fee.

Questions? Visit the Admissions page or contact the Office of Admissions | 262.691.5200.

 

Program Details

Questions? We'd love to help! Connect with our Outreach team by filling out our online form or by email at outreach@wctc.edu.

This advanced program is great for those who have basic manufacturing skills in the areas of welding and metal fabrication, have knowledge of metallurgy, possess solid math skills and enjoy working on intricate and detailed projects.

  • Fabricator
  • Laser Operator
  • Assembler
  • Welder/Press Operator
  • Welder

$36,000 – $50,000 annually

Salary range estimates based on wages for related occupations in Waukesha County as reported by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). Individual wages may vary based on experience, industry, location and specific job requirements.

Check the WCTC Graduate Success Report to view our graduates’ entry wages.

As a program student, you are eligible to receive:

  • Financial aid loans
  • Scholarships
  • Other forms of assistance

Learn more about financial aid.

What Makes This Program Unique?

1

Learn on state-of-the-art equipment, including programming the latest robotic Lincoln welding equipment.

2

Take advantage of the opportunity to participate in an award-winning SkillsUSA team.

3

Design and fabricate a capstone project that is uniquely yours.

Metal Fabrication/Welding - Advanced

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Transfer Opportunities After WCTC

WCTC has credit transfer agreements with many four-year institutions that allow our degree graduates to transfer credits into a baccalaureate program, often at junior-level standing.

There are currently no program specific college credit agreements for Metal Fabrication/Welding-Advanced. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

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