Welding Technology, Industrial

Fox Valley Technical College
Full time/part time
Associate's degree
Scholarships available
Appleton, Oshkosh

About this program

Welding Technology, Industrial

As an industrial welding technician, you assist engineers, supervisors and journeyworkers in the production of quality welded and metal fabricated parts. You will learn how to provide technical assistance in the planning, development and implementation of a production cycle. Your training includes lots of hands-on training in fabrication and welding techniques, along with a thorough understanding of manufacturing processes. You’ll also cover robotic arc welding, electrical safety, material properties and welding codes. This degree program equips you with skills you need for a successful career in industrial welding.

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Admission requirements

Skills Assessment

An academic skills assessment is required for admission into this program or the following: High School GPA of 2.75 or higher (last 10 years) OR provide completion of associate’s or higher degree OR; 165 or higher on your 2014 series GED tests OR; ACT OR SAT OR Accuplacer OR Companion OR Compass (last 3 years) to waive to the general education level; The cost of the Accuplacer assessment is $15.

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Program content

Technical Studies

  • GMAW Techniques 1
  • GMAW Techniques 2
  • FCAW Techniques
  • GTAW Techniques
  • Robotic Arc Welding, Basic
  • Welding/Metal Fab Intro & Safety
  • Weld Print Reading
  • Weld Symbols
  • SMAW Techniques 1
  • Pipe Welding Techniques
  • Manufacturing Enterprises for Fabrication
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Cutting Processes
  • 2D/3D CAD Modeling for Welders
  • Pattern Drafting Processes
  • Welding Processes, Design & Costs
  • Welding Metallurgy
  • Weldability of Materials
  • Advanced Manufacturing Processes
  • Robotic Arc Welding, Advanced
  • Welding NDE, Codes & Testing
  • Advanced Welding Processes

General Studies

  • Oral/Interpersonal Comm
  • College Mathematics
  • Written Communication
  • Survey of Physics
  • Think Critically & Creatively
  • Psychology of Human Relations

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.


Estimated program cost: $12,381.42


Degree: Associate Degree (AAS)

Credit Points: 63 Credits

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate industry recognized safety practices
  • Interpret welding drawings
  • Produce gas metal arc welds (GMAW)
  • Produce flux core welds (FCAW)
  • Produce gas tungsten arc welds (GTAW)
  • Produce shielded metal arc welds (SMAW)
  • Produce welds using robotic arc welding equipment
  • Maintain robotic arc welding cells and equipment
  • Form materials to detailed drawings
  • Cut materials to detailed drawings
  • Join materials to detailed drawings
  • Layout components/assemblies
  • Inspect product
  • Design product for fabrication
  • Weld pipe
  • Program a robotic arc welding cell
  • Troubleshoot robotic arc welding cell problems
  • Produce finished product to specification

Career paths

  • Custom Fabricator
  • Foreman
  • Industrial Welding Technician
  • Robot Technician
  • Supervisor
  • Welder
  • Welder/Fabricator

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Fox Valley Technical College

Want to prepare for a career that is cutting edge? At Fox Valley Technical College you get a hands on, high-tech education that prepares you for the workplace of tomorrow. Fox Valley Technical College has been the college of choice...

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Why study at Fox Valley Technical College

Fox Valley Technical College, a 2-year public college in Appleton and Oshkosh, Wisconsin, has been the college of choice in this community for over 100 years.

You get high-tech occupational training for the workplace of today, whether you’re preparing for a new career or sharpening your job skills. With over 200 programs to choose from, you can put your career on the fast track.

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Fox Valley Technical College

1825 N. Bluemound Drive
54912 Appleton Wisconsin
United States of America (USA)

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