Basic Welding | Western Technical College

Basic Welding

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Technical Diploma

Program Number: 

304429

Credits: 

14.00
Not Financial Aid Eligible

Typical Start: 

Fall, Spring

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.

*Please note that the delivery method for fall courses may change as the COVID-19 situation unfolds. Our goal is to ensure that teaching and learning happens in a safe environment. We will communicate updates as quickly as possible.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Basic Welding

This program will cost about $3,000* 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

Basic Welding 2018-2019 Graduation Employment Stats

Graduates5
Graduates Responding3
Employed in Related Occupation1
Employed in Non-related Occupations0
Seeking Employment0
Continuing Education2
Not in Labor Market2

Salary Data - Related Employment

Part TimeFull Time
Responding01
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Respondents in Related Occupations

No occupations reported.

Career Opportunities

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

Program Outcomes

  • Living responsibly
  • Refining professionalism
  • Cultivating passion
  • Demonstrate industry recognized safety practices
  • Interpret welding drawings
  • Produce shielded metal arc welds (SMAW)
  • Produce gas metal arc welds (GMAW)
  • Produce gas tungsten arc welds (GTAW)
  • Perform thermal cutting

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

Application
$30 Application Fee
High School Transcript or GED/HSED

Program Requirements

Western Technical College uses ACCUPLACER, a computer-based, online assessment that measures your abilities in reading, sentence skills, and arithmetic. This information will be used to place you in courses that best fit your academic goals. Based on your scores, you may need to take additional general studies course(s) along with the general studies courses required for your program.

Several options for waiving the ACCUPLACER test are available; view the waivers here.

Learn more about placement tests and how they are used at Western: Placement Testing.

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

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