Basic Welding

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Technical Diploma

Program Number: 

304429

Credits: 

14.00

Gain an understanding of welding techniques and develop basic skills that are needed to continue in this high-demand field. The technical diploma is an embedded component of the Manufacturing Systems Maintenance Technical Diploma.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Basic Welding

This program will cost about $2,800* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, visit the Tuition Page.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Graduation Employment Stats

Graduation Employment Stats

Western conducts a follow-up survey of all grads six months after graduation to find out if they are employed in a job related to their program, how much they are making, and where they are employed.

Survey information is not currently available for this program. Please contact Enrollment Services or call 608-785-9553 for more information.

Career Opportunities

Welder
Production Welder
Fabrication Welder
Mig/Tig Welder
Metal Fabricator
Pipe Welder

Program Outcomes

  • Use effective communication skills
  • Apply mathematical concepts
  • Transfer social and natural science theories into practical applications
  • Demonstrate ability to think critically
  • Demonstrate ability to value self and work ethically with others in a diverse population
  • Use technology effectively
  • Make decisions that incorporate the importance of sustainability
  • Demonstrate industry recognized safety practices
  • Interpret welding drawings
  • Produce shielded metal arc welds (SMAW)
  • Produce gas metal arc welds (GMAW)
  • Produce flux core welds
  • Produce gas tungsten arc welds (GTAW)
  • Perform thermal cutting

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

Application
$30 Application Fee

Program Specific Requirements

Writing/English: 

ACT: 16
COMPASS: 56
ACCUPLACER: 55

Reading: 

ACT: 16
COMPASS: 75
ACCUPLACER: 70

Math/Pre-Algebra: 

ACT: 18
COMPASS: 38
ACCUPLACER: 46

Career Pathways

This program is part of a career pathway, a laddered approach to career education. It allows you to earn employer-recognized credentials that lead to job and career advancement.

Basic Welding

Career Pathways

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