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Welding/Metal Fab Technician

Share 32-621-1 Technical Diploma (TD) 54 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Locations*: Appleton, Oshkosh

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

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As a welding and metal fabrication technician, you will be well-prepared to be the next generation of in-demand, highly skilled technicians. In this program, you’ll work with a variety of metals and will learn to produce and assemble structural metal products for industrial manufacturing. You will learn how to plan, develop and implement a production cycle from concept and CAD design through all the fabrication stages such as press brake, tube bending, laser and water jet, and final welding stages. Your training will encompass a thorough understanding of typical manufacturing processes. You’ll also cover robotic arc welding, electrical safety, material properties and welding codes.


Career Opportunities


  • Welder
  • Pipe Welder
  • Fabricators
  • Metal Worker
  • Sheet Metal Fabricator
  • Cutter
  • Solderer
  • Brazer
  • Press Machine Setter
  • Brazing Machine Setter

Estimated Program Cost


Welding/Metal Fab Technician

This program will cost about $10,363.70*
based on current tuition and fees.

Additional materials and supplies will cost
about $750.00*.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.
  Costs may not include books or all materials and supplies.

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Welding/Metal Fab Technician

Term Availability
Spring 2018
Summer 2018
Fall 2018
Spring 2019

* Program availability may vary by location. Depending on program enrollment and prerequisite requirements, there may be a wait for some program courses. Please see the additional information section for details.

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Admissions Requirements

Skills Assessment

An academic skills assessment is required for admission into this program; learn more at www.fvtc.edu/Assessment; or provide official 4-year college transcript indicating proof of graduation to waive your academic skills assessment to the general education level; If you scored 165 or higher on your GED tests we will waive your scores to the general education level.

Credit Transfer Options

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Whether you’re an incoming student, transferring to another two-year college or pursuing your bachelor’s degree, we make it easy for you to seamlessly transfer your credits. With full accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, we offer credit transfer agreements with more than 65 two-and four-year colleges.

Transfer In

Many students come to Fox Valley Tech with credits they’ve already earned, either while in high school or at other colleges and universities. It’s also possible to be granted credit for career-related knowledge and skills you’ve already mastered.

Transfer Out

Is a four-year degree in your future? Save time and money by starting here. You can earn your associate degree at Fox Valley Tech, then apply your credits toward a bachelor’s degree. Or easily transfer your credits to other two-year colleges.

Program Outcomes
  • Demonstrate industry recognized safety practices
  • Interpret welding drawings
  • Produce gas metal arc welds (GMAW)
  • Produce flux core welds (FCAW)
  • Produce gas tungsten arc welds (GTAW)
  • Produce shielded metal arc welds (SMAW)
  • Produce welds using robotic arc welding equipment
  • Maintain robotic arc welding cells and equipment
  • Form materials to detailed drawings
  • Cut materials to detailed drawings
  • Join materials to detailed drawings
  • Layout components/assemblies
  • Inspect product
  • Design product for fabrication
  • Weld pipe
  • Program a robotic arc welding cell
  • Troubleshoot robotic arc welding cell problems
  • Produce finished product to specification
Additional Information
There are [required supplies](https://www.fvtc.edu/Portals/0/PDFs/Programs/Welding%20Supplies%20List.pdf) for the Welding Program. Students must come to class the first day with all welding supplies; they'll not be provided for you.

Career Pathways are guides that can help you reach your educational goals and explore career options. Check out the [Career Pathways](https://www.fvtc.edu/programs/Career-Pathways) available with this program.
There is an estimated wait time of up to one semester AFTER your admit term to enter occupational specific courses; while waiting to start occupational specific courses, you may choose to take general education and elective courses required for your degree or diploma program.
Undecided?

Still undecided about your major or exploring your career options? Check out these resources to identify your personality traits, values, abilities and interests – important considerations when choosing a career. You’ll also find details about scheduling a college visit and contact information for our career counselors if you’d like more personal assistance. We’re here to help you explore your options.



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