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Technical Diploma
School of Technology and Applied Sciences / Manufacturing Career Cluster

Mequon, Oak Creek and West Allis campuses
Program Code: 31-442-1


For Information: 414-297-6315
Mequon Campus, 262-238-2200
Oak Creek Campus, 414-571-4500
West Allis Campus, 414-456-5500


Overview — This two-semester program prepares you to perform production, maintenance and repair welding in the manufacturing and construction industries.

You will learn about blueprints, equipment maintenance and the various welding processes and settings. Ability to follow instructions, to visualize finished products based on blueprints, and to work independently are keys to success. Normal eyesight and good mechanical skills also are important. Graduates of this program can receive advanced standing in MATC's Welding Technology associate degree program.

Career Pathway —  You can earn the Welding Fundamentals certificate on your way to completing this technical diploma. Contact an MATC advisor for information.

Career Outlook — There is an increasing demand for welders having current industry skills. Advances in welding and related processes create opportunities in manufacturing and construction. Continued education can lead to careers in business ownership, quality assurance, engineering, sales and marketing, or education and training.

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Program Learning Outcomes — Employers will expect graduates to:

  • Practice industry safety standards
  • Set up and operate all welding and related equipment
  • Troubleshoot and maintain equipment
  • Utilize math and blueprint-reading skills
  • Communicate effectively
  • Abide by daily work routine and regulations, and work cooperatively with co-workers
  • Follow instructions and work with minimal supervision
  • Have pride in workmanship
  • Have a good work ethic and good attendance

Admission Requirements  — The following are required for admission to the program:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment


Possible Careers
Quality Assurance Inspector
Robotic Welding Technician


Related Program
Welding Fundamentals
Welding Technology


Start Dates: August/January

Curriculum effective 2017-18. 

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements. 
( ) Semester Order for Full-Time Students.





(1)  WELD-313

Shielded Metal Arc Welding ^





(1)  WELD-314

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding ^





(1)  WELD-351

Shielded Metal Arc Welding Processes ^





(1)  WELD-350

GTAW Processes ^





(1)  WELD-360

Blueprint Reading for Welders ^




(1)  WELD-380

Welding Trades Mathematics ^





(2)  WELD-315

Gas Metal Arc Welding Practices





(2)  WELD-316

Layout and Setup Practices





(2)  WELD-352

Gas-Shielded Arc Welding Processes





(2)  WELD-354

Layout and Print Reading Practices ‡





(2)  ENG-340

Workplace Communication








‡ Prerequisite required.

^ Counts toward earning the Welding Fundamentals certificate.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

For class times and locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

Page updated March 2017.