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Welding Fabrication

  • Technical Diploma - Two Years
  • Program Code: 32-457-1
  • Eligible for Financial Aid

This two-year technical diploma in Welding Fabrication will prepare individuals to enter the fields of welding, metal fabrication, production manufacturing, construction, maintenance welding, plus many other opportunities in the career of working with metals.

Students will gain skills and knowledge in advanced welding processes, along with the traditional processes of SMAW, GMAW, FCAW, GTAW, and Oxy-Fuel welding and cutting.

Students will learn to operate/program manual and CNC cutting and forming equipment. Additional areas of study include blueprint reading, computer drafting software, and fabrication techniques. Students will operate and perform advanced manufacturing processes and equipment such as welding robotics and more. Students will also gain knowledge of welding codes, inspection techniques, and the certification process in the welding/fabrication field.

This program will prepare the student for the demands of the ever-advancing skill sets needed in the manufacturing and construction industries of today.

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Minimum Program Credits Required - 69
Admissions Requirements

Admission Overview

The admissions process has been broken down into phases. Some programs only have one phase, while others have multiple phases.

Phase One: General Admission

  • If you have an international degree/diploma you must take the TOEFL® exam and receive a minimum score of 61 on the internet-based test, or 500 on the paper-based test. If you want to be included in a study group to prepare for the TOEFL exam contact Lynette Neibauer at 715-858-1892 or

Entrance Assessment

ACT scores (copy of score sheet required) or an Associate Degree or higher (transcript required) may be used as a substitution for the Compass test.

COMPASS Reading: 70 (only used for course placement)
COMPASS Pre-Algebra: 35 (only used for course placement)
ACT Composite Score: 18 or higher

Admission Process Complete

Once the above items have been completed, you will be considered for enrollment based on current openings in the program.

Advanced Placement

This program has an advanced placement option - see the admissions document below for more information.

International Students

See our International Students website for more information.

Estimated Costs

2014-2015 Tuition & Fees

View a breakdown of additional fees, on our Tuition & Fees page.

  • $125.85 per credit (resident)
  • $188.80 (out-of-state resident)



Additional Fees

Additional fees vary by program and may include tool boxes, shop/lab coats, safety glasses, parts room deposit, shirts, etc.


Total Program Cost

The figure below is an estimate based on current tuition and fee rates and is intended for planning purposes only.