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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, blueprint reading, layout and fabrication techniques, and metallurgy concepts, all under the close supervision of experienced instructors.

Career Opportunities

Head of Grounds Crewmen

Maintenance Technician

Semi Trailer Structural Repair Technician

Weld Technician


Graduate Employers



Curt Manufacturing

Jones Metal Productions

Northern Metal Fab

Walmart Distribution Center

Just the Facts

Welding Fabrication
64 Credit Technical Diploma

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Two Years

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Eau Claire

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Financial Aid Eligible


Non-Traditional Occupation

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 Estimated Total: $14,698

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Program Courses

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

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.

Welding Fabrication Outcomes

CVTC graduates are ready for the workforce. Each year, we send our graduates the Graduate Follow-Up Survey asking where they are working, whether it is in their degree field, and several other questions related to employment. Below are the program outcomes and job data.

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89% of our recent Welding Fabrication graduates got a job in the industry.


Yearly Salary

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


Regional Jobs

There are 154 job openings in the CVTC district for the Welding Fabrication industry.


Credits to Other Institutions

Transfer your CVTC credits to another institution to continue your education. Explore transfer agreements.


Focus On Student Success

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.

Larry, 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

Machine Tooling Technics, 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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