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 and the Advanced Metal Fabrication 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

2020-21 Curriculum

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

( ) Semester order for full-time students.

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, locations or to register online:
Students already enrolled in an MATC program can visit Self Service Student Planning.
All others can access this information through INFOnline.

2020-2021 Program Card

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Important Dates

Deadlines and important dates can be found on:
Cost & Aid Deadlines

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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Manufacturing, Construction & Transportation Academic & Career Pathway
414-297-8901, mctpathway@matc.edu

Downtown Milwaukee Campus, T Building, Room T200
Mequon Campus, Room A108-110
Oak Creek Campus, Room A121
West Allis Campus, Room 103

Last updated: 08/28/2020