Printed on 11/26/2021

GMAW Welder, Basic

61-621-1 Certificate (C)
5 Credits
Not Financial Aid Eligible
Locations*: Appleton, Oshkosh, Wautoma

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

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Get the skills you need for a high-demand, entry-level career in welding. Your training will cover environmental work and personnel hazards common with the industry and proper personal protection methods. You'll learn how to read shop drawings, interpret detailed weld symbols and will receive hands-on training in welding on a variety of materials and positions.


Career Opportunities


  • Production Welder Helper
  • Welding Helper
  • Metal Trades Helper
  • Entry Welder
  • Introductory Welder
  • Pre-Apprentice

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Estimated Program Cost


GMAW Welder, Basic

This program will cost about $1,031.00*
based on current tuition and fees.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.
  Costs may not include all books or all materials and supplies.
  Some textbook costs may be included in the estimated program cost.


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GMAW Welder, Basic

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  • Additional Information
    There are [required supplies](https://foxvalleytechnicalcollege.formstack.com/forms/welding_equipment) for the Welding Program. Students must come to class the first day with all welding supplies; they'll not be provided for you.

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