Welding/Maintenance & Fabrication

Welding/Maintenance & Fabrication

Fire up your career with Gateway’s Welding/Maintenance & Fabrication technical diploma. You’ll get a hands-on introduction to the basics of welding fabrication and graduate prepared for an entry-level welding career. Like many students, you may soon get offered a job in auto repair, HVAC or maintenance that will pay you while you continue to learn.

  • Get personalized, hands-on instruction. Gateway’s small class sizes ensure you get your own welding booth at our Racine or Elkhorn campus. 
  • Earn while you learn with a flexible schedule of day and night classes offered, as well as intro classes available on weekends, to accommodate work hours.  
  • Gain confidence in the basics. Practice every type of welding in class projects designed by expert faculty who are award-winning journeyman pipefitters with decades of real-world experience.
  • Continue your education after completing your Welding/Maintenance & Fabrication diploma with Gateway’s Welding technical diploma to advance your career to the next level.
Program Credits



Elkhorn Campus, Racine Campus

Financial Aid Eligible


Estimated Program Cost

Tuition & Fees: $3,783
Books & Supplies: $3,257

Start Dates

Fall, Spring, Summer

Salary Outlook


Career Opportunities: Production Welder, Maintenance Welder, Brazer

Welding/Maintenance & Fabrication 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.