(GMAW; MIG; Short-Arc; Wire. Instructs in basic safety, equipment usages and procedures with various filler metal in four basic welding positions. Instruction in plasma arc cutting of various metals. Provides considerable hands-on experience as well as technical information.
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: $3,485
Books & Supplies: $2,894
Fall, Spring, Summer
Welding/Maintenance & Fabrication Career Pathway
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