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Welding Technician

Welders work in a wide variety of industries – from automobile manufacturing, aerospace, shipbuilding and many other types of manufacturing. Their duties include joining metal parts by fusing them together and creating a permanent bond. In the Welding Technician program, learn basic welding and metal fabrication skills to perform tasks associated with entry-level jobs in the field. Develop an understanding of blueprint reading; learn the safe handling of cutting equipment, gas cylinders, manual and machine oxygen fuel cutting, plasma cutting and air carbon arc cutting; and get introduced to gas metal arc welding and flux core arc welding techniques.

Prepare for jobs such as welders, cutters, solderers and brazers.

Credits earned in the 18-credit Welding Technician program can be applied to the 30-credit Metal Fabrication/Welding program.

As a complement to the program, several short-term manufacturing certificates are available within the School of Applied Technologies.

Program Name: 
Welding Technician
Program Number: 
30-457-1
Type of Degree/Diploma: 
Short-Term
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Employment Snapshot

Median Salary Six Months After Graduation: 
$31,198
Wisconsin TechConnect Job Openings for this Career Program: 

20 in the last year.
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