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Technical Diploma

Welding Fabrication

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Welding Fabrication Overview

To enroll in the two-year Welding Fabrication program, you must first complete all coursework in the Welding program. This program offers more diverse careers in fabricating, programming, inspection, quality control, and designing. Much more than just welding. As a multi-skilled individual in welding fabrication, you will become proficient in areas that greatly enhance your employment opportunities including:

  • CAD Basics
  • Advanced Processes
  • Advanced Fabrication
  • Core Manufacturing Skills
  • Pipe Welding
  • Advanced Robotic Welding
  • Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) & Welding Codes
  • Welding Applications
  • Advanced Programming

This program includes plenty of hands-on experience by teaching you the art of welding, welding print reading, layout and fabrication techniques, and metallurgy concepts, all under the close supervision of experienced instructors.

Earn credit for prior learning! Do you have previous educational or work experience in the field? You could be eligible to receive credit for prior learning.

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Just the Facts

Welding Fabrication
64 Credit Technical Diploma

Program Length
Two Years

Delivery Method

Program Location
Eau Claire

Start Months


Financial Aid Eligible


Non-Traditional Occupation

Estimated Program Cost 

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 What are estimated program costs? Estimated Total: $15,448

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Career Opportunities

Maintenance Technician

Semi Trailer Structural Repair Technician


Welder Fabricator

Graduate Employers


CURT Manufacturing

Jones Metal Productions

Mag Stainless

Northern Metal Fab

Walmart Distribution Center

Program Outcomes

CVTC graduates are ready for the workforce. Each year, we send our graduates the Graduate Follow-Up Survey asking several questions related to employment. Here are the program outcomes and job data.

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Yearly Salary

Our recent Welding Fabrication graduates reported an average starting salary of $49,154.



50% of our recent Welding Fabrication graduates got a job in the industry.


Regional Jobs

There are 192 job openings in the CVTC district for the Welding Fabrication industry.


Credits to Other Institutions

Should you choose to continue your education after you leave CVTC, we have agreements in place with several institutions to ensure an easy transfer.

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Program Courses

These are a few of the courses you will take in this program. Courses and the recommended sequence change from year to year; once you are enrolled in a program at CVTC you will be given a recommended course sequence that outlines what courses you should take and the order in which to take them.

You may search for available courses. If you are ever unsure of what courses to take, talk to your academic advisor. If you are looking for course information for previous years, check out our past catalogs.

Here are a few of the courses you can take in the Welding Fabrication program.

Sample Courses

Layout and Fabrication I/CNC
Emphasis will be placed on safety, start-up, loading, and efficient operation of the CNC plasma table, CNC shear, CNC break press, and other related equipment to fabricate and assemble projects.

Advanced Fabrication I
Advanced metal fabrication developing assembly and sub-assemblies from working prints using various fabrication processes, such as rigging and lifting, distortion control, fabrication tables, and CNC equipment programming will be incorporated.

Advanced Robotic Welding
Variables and problems will be studied and solutions applied to provide a practical, efficient application of the GMAW (gas metal arc welding) process and fixturing to an automated system.

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Larry, Welding Student

The instructors have taught me a lot and if you are having trouble in class, they will tell you what you need to do to get better. They make class fun as well. They do presentations and demonstrations that are engaging and make you want to learn.


Welding Student

Related Programs & Certificates

Whether you're looking to continue your learning to another program or to gain continuing education credit, CVTC offers a variety of learning opportunities for students.

Degrees & Diplomas

Machine Tool Operator, Technical Diploma

Manufacturing Quality, Technical Diploma

Mechatronics Specialist, Associate Degree

Welding, Technical Diploma

Continue Your Learning

CVTC can help you achieve your learning goals whether you are looking to advance your career or enrich your personal life.

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Admission Requirements

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