Welding Technical Diploma | Northcentral Technical College


Technical Diploma

Graduates will have the basic knowledge and skills needed to meet the needs of the welding industry. Learners demonstrate safe operation of work site equipment and tools. Skill development in the shielded metal arc, gas metal arc/pulse arc, gas tungsten arc and flux cored arc welding processes is emphasized, along with manual and mechanized thermal cutting and gouging. Learners apply welding and print reading skills to fabrication projects and assess weld quality conformance to common codes. Learners are introduced to CNC cutting and forming and robotic welding. Potential occupations include: Production Welder, Maintenance Welder, Job Shop, Layout/Welder, Welding Sales and Service and Combination Welder.

program at a Glance

Welding 35 Credit Technical Diploma

Formats Offered

On-Campus Availability

  • Wausau Fully Available
  • Antigo Fully Available
  • Medford General Studies Only
  • Phillips Fully Available
  • Spencer General Studies Only
  • Wittenberg General Studies Only

Approximate Cost

$7,607 (Tuition: $6826, Books: $781)

Average Starting Salary

$34,551 Annually, based on the 2016 NTC Graduate Employment Report.

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program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate industry-recognized safety practices
  • Interpret welding drawings
  • Perform Gas Metal Arc Welds (GMAW)
  • Perform Shielded Metal Arc Welds (SMAW)
  • Perform Flux Core Arc Welds (FCAW)
  • Perform Gas Tungsten Arc Welds (GTAW)
  • Perform cutting operations

Potential Careers

  • Production Welder
  • Maintenance Welder
  • Job Shop
  • Layout/Welder
  • Welding Sales and Service
  • Combination Welder

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Transfer Opportunities

Credits earned at NTC may transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Visit www.ntc.edu/transfer for a complete listing of transfer opportunities for this program.

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