This course provides instruction in basic fabrication techniques, tool identification, tool usage, and layout principles while preparing the student with a good foundation in fabrication. Students will build a series of projects based upon the techniques and tooling introduced. This course emphasizes the use of hands-on application-based learning to create a good foundation of understanding for seamless transition into Metal Fabrication II.
If you’re burning to cut through the competition and secure a career in a high-demand field, Gateway’s Welding technical diploma is a hot choice. You’ll get hands-on training with advanced welding concepts as well as the option to choose a specialization in pipe welding or robotics. Gain the skills and knowledge employers in the construction, engineering, auto and aerospace industries need – making your future so bright, you’ll need a welding mask.
- Develop the skills employers look for through hands-on projects, blueprint interpretation, layout and welding practice. Students in the Robotics concentration also gain up to 300 hours working with FANUC, Panasonic and OTC robots.
- Flexible course options. Classes are offered day and night on the Elkhorn and Racine campuses so you can learn when and where it’s most convenient for you.
- Build your resume. You’ll earn the Welding/Maintenance & Fabrication technical diploma in your first semester of the Welding program, so you’ll be prepared for an entry-level welding position as you continue your education.
- Study with award-winning faculty who bring years of experience in the field, including print reading and safety techniques for MIG, TIG, stick/arc, gas and plasma welding.
Elkhorn Campus, Racine Campus
Tuition & Fees: $8,840
Books & Supplies: $2,940
Fall, Spring, Summer
Welding Career Pathway
Career Pathways are designed to help you reach your educational goals and explore college and career options. Pathways are made up of related certificates, diplomas and degrees that build on common skills and knowledge. You can begin at any point on the Career Pathway and customize your pathway to fit your goals. View the pathway for your area of interest.