School Year: 2020-2021
Technical Diploma (1 year)
Campus: Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac, and Jackson Regional Center
This program is eligible for financial aid
Do you love working with your hands and technology? Make your mark—and a few sparks—with a career in welding through Moraine Park Technical College’s 1-year Welding technical diploma.
Want to become a welder? Get the training you need to gain entry-level employment (in less than a year!) in Moraine Park’s Welding technical diploma program.
Moraine Park’s Welding technical diploma program teaches individuals the welding and fabrication skills needed in today’s industries. Through hands-on experience in a welding laboratory, students gain skills in all welding positions.
Upon completion, students will know how to interpret welding drawings, operate metal fabricating equipment, perform thermal cutting, produce gas metal arc welds (GMAW), produce gas tungsten arc welds (GTAW), produce shielded metal arc welds (SMAW), produce flux cored arc welds (FCAW) and demonstrate safety practices.
We want our students to succeed in the classroom and beyond, which is why we have worked with leaders in business and industry to develop Critical Core Manufacturing Skills (CCMS). The welding diploma at MPTC is designed to help students work cooperatively, work productively, listen effectively, demonstrate a positive attitude, maintain a safe work environment, demonstrate integrity, communicate clearly, follow directions, apply problem solving strategies, apply mathematical reasoning, think critically and adapt to change.
Students will earn welding certificates upon successful completion of courses in the:
Many credits from the Welding technical diploma will transfer into the Metal Fabrication technical diploma. If the Welding program interests you and you are interested in opportunities to continue your education in the fabrication field, meet with your academic advisor.
*Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.
Student project may incur additional fees.
|103-159||**Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office||1|
|442-331||Welding Print Reading||2|
|442-356||Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)||2|
|442-357||Gas Metal Arc Welding 1 (GMAW)||2|
|442-358||Gas Metal Arc Welding 2 (GMAW)||2|
|804-360||Occupational Mathematics 1||2|
|442-359||Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW)||2|
|442-386||Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 1 (GTAW)||2|
|442-387||Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 2 (GTAW)||2|
|442-392||Advanced Welding and Metals||2|
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|801-196||Oral and Interpersonal Communication||3|
|Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements||28|