GMAW/Fabricator

GMAW/Fabricator

Degree Type

9-credit Technical Certificate

Program Code

40-442-CA

Time to Degree

Less than 1 year

Start Date

August / January

How You'll Learn

On Campus

Daytime

Evening

Gain knowledge and skills relating to Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) – also known as Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding – to join metal using heat and electricity. Develop industrial math skills and learn how to read blueprints used in metal fabrication and welding.

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

  • Metal Fab Tool Kit: $160
  • Safety equipment (shoes/glasses): $100
  • Welding protective attire: $400

How To Start

  • Prospective certificate students do not need to complete an application for admission to WCTC.
  • First semester students may register during Open Registration for General Public.
  • Prerequisite and program restrictions may apply.
  • After the start of their first class, students must declare their intent to complete a certificate.
  • Certificate students are eligible to receive priority registration for their second semester.
 

Program Details

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This certificate does not qualify for financial aid. To qualify for most federal financial aid, a student must be enrolled in a technical diploma or associate degree program.

What Makes This Program Unique?

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Gain the skills needed to begin a career in welding, one of the highest demand manufacturing occupations.


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