Welding Technician

Welding Technician

Degree Type

19-credit Technical Diploma

Program Code

30-457-1

Time to Degree

1 year

Start Date

August / January

How You'll Learn

On Campus

Daytime

Evening

Welders fuse metal parts together to create a permanent bond. In this program, develop knowledge of print reading; learn safe handling techniques for gas cylinders, manual and machine oxy-fuel cutting, plasma cutting and air carbon arc cutting; and become introduced to gas metal arc welding/flux core arc welding techniques.

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 Costs

  • Any PC with at least i7, 3.2Ghz CPU, 32GB memory, Nvidia Quadro, AMD FirePro, AMD Radeon Pro graphics Card
  • 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.

Welders work in a wide variety of industries – from automobile manufacturing, aerospace, shipbuilding and more. If you enjoy working with your hands, are mechanically inclined and put tools to practical use, a job in the welding field may be for you.

  • Welder
  • Fitter/Welder

$32,000 – $44,000 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 Lincoln welders.

2

Enhance your skills by working on challenging projects.

3

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

Welding Technician

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