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  • Technical Diploma - One Year
  • Program Code: 31-442-1
  • Eligible for Financial Aid

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Class Schedule Options

Full-Time Options

  • 7am -5pm, starts in August and completed in July
  • Noon - 9pm, starts in January and completed in December

Part-Time Option

  • 5pm-10pm, takes 4 semesters to complete, starts in August

Continuing Education

Enhance your education and meet your CEU requirements through our continuing education or customized training offerings.


If you enjoy problem solving as well as working with your hands, the Welding Program could be for you. It combines theory, demonstrations, and hands-on experiences to prepare you to take a welding project from blueprints through final inspection. The Welding program offers training in basic welding techniques you'll rely on in your career.

  • Oxyacetylene welding and cutting
  • Shielded metal arc welding (SMAW, stick welding)
  • Gas metal arc welding (GMAW, MIG, wire-feed)
  • Flux-cored arc welding (FCAW)
  • Gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW, TIG)

Your training will include advanced welding techniques and credentials.

  • Robotic welding - set-up, programming, operation, and fixturing for automatic welding
  • CNC plasma cutting - using a computer program to control the cutting on an automated plasma cutter
  • CNC equipment processes
  • Welding certification
  • OSHA 10 certification

You'll also learn plasma arc cutting, blueprint reading, layout and fabrication techniques, and metallurgy concepts.

Your job prospects are best when you're trained in the latest technologies - and that's what CVTC's Welding Program has to offer you: instruction and skill development to meet the demands of today's workplace. This could be the career area you've been looking for!

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Minimum Program Credits Required - 38
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.

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)


The figure below is an estimate of what you will pay for books throughout the duration of your program if you purchase your books through the CVTC bookstore. For more details visit


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.