Welding Fabrication

WHAT DOES A WELDING FABRICATOR DO?

Welding and metal fabrication are important tools of many trades. The demand for trained welding fabricators continues to rise while the range of job opportunities continues to diversify. Training includes all facets of welding and fabrication operations and prepares you for a job as an intermediate to advanced welder or a fabrication technology.

LEARNING AT WASHBURN TECH

The program will prepare you to effectively perform cutting, welding and fabrication applications of increasing complexity in the advanced manufacturing industry. Proficient students will build on the knowledge and skills of the Welding Technology program while learning additional welding techniques not covered in previous courses. Attending full-day, you can complete the program in one semester, while
half-day and high school students can finish in two semesters. Upon completion, you will earn a 48-credit-hour technical certificate and be eligible to complete an associate degree or more advanced degrees at Washburn University. Note: Prior to enrolling in this program, students must have certificate completion in Welding Cert A or 24-credit-hours of college-level welding.

JOB AND SALARY OUTLOOK

Good career opportunities are expected for highly-skilled workers, with prospects especially good for those trained in the latest technologies. According to the Kansas Department of Labor, the average salary in 2019 for fabricated metal product manufacturing is $23.93 an hour or $49,764 annually.

Annual wage / salary

Hourly wage

Average $49,764 $23.93

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

COURSE SYLLABI

  • WEL170 Fabrication Measuring and Layout
  • WEL180 Blueprint and Estimation
  • WEL190 CNC Cutting and Brake Processes
  • WEL200 CAD Systems and Drafting
  • WEL270 Fabrication Equipment and Procedures
  • WEL280 Rigging Lifting and Handling
  • WEL290 Fixturing Fit and Pre-Assembly
  • WEL295 Job Completion and Inspections