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 2.
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 experienced 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.
Elkhorn Campus, Racine Campus
Tuition & Fees: $3,419
Books & Supplies: $2,810
Fall, Spring, Summer
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.