Welding Fundamentals

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Program Information

  • Location: Mequon Campus, Oak Creek Campus, West Allis Campus
  • Pathway: Manufacturing, Construction & Transportation
  • Program Code: N/A
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: Certificate
  • Start Dates: August/January

About the Welding Fundamentals Certificate


Develop entry-level welding skills in shielded metal arc welding and gas tungsten arc welding. You also will gain fundamental blueprint reading skills and strengthen workplace communication skills.

You can apply your credits toward completing the Welding technical diploma.

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Gain the skills to perform production, maintenance and repair welding for manufacturing and construction. Learn about blueprints, equipment maintenance and the various welding processes and settings.

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Welding Technology

This program combines practical, theoretical and technical training in welding fabrication. Advanced courses deal with application of welding codes to develop the expertise needed to become a Certified Associate Welding Inspector or Certified Welding Inspector.

Detailed Program Information

2021-22 Curriculum

Course Course Name Credits
ENG-340 Workplace Communication 2
WELD-313 Shielded Metal Arc Welding 5
WELD-314 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 5
WELD-350 GTAW Processes 1
WELD-351 Shielded Metal Arc Welding Processes 1
WELD-360 Blueprint Reading for Welders 2
WELD-380 Welding Trades Mathematics 1

Curriculum requirements are subject to change.

All credits must be earned at MATC with a 2.0 cumulative GPA or higher. Upon completion of the certificate's requirements, the student's transcript is notated with the credential earned.

Some certificates can be earned while completing associate degrees and/or technical diplomas that are eligible for financial aid. Certificate programs alone are not eligible for financial aid; consult an MATC advisor for information.

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

To see course descriptions, class times and locations, visit the full course catalog (link).

Already a student? You can visit Self-Service (link) and choose Student Planning to register for classes.

2021-2022 Program Card

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Important Dates

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Also, you can find dates and deadlines on the MATC Calendar

Career Outlook

Welders with current training are in demand. This program helps you develop entry-level welding skills in shielded metal arc welding and gas tungsten arc welding.


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Last updated: 08/30/2021