Welding Student


4-Year, 12-credit Apprenticeship

Combine advanced manufacturing skills from assembly, metal fabrication, welding and maintenance repair into one integrated training approach. Learn safety; print reading; occupational math; cutting and inspection; shielded metal arc welding (SMAW); gas metal arc welding (GMAC or MIG welding); gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW or TIG welding); flux core arc welding (FCAW); advanced fabrication techniques such as rolling, bending and forming; layout with soldering and brazing; troubleshooting; and transition to trainer. The program model combines on-the-job training and WCTC instruction.

Additional details about this program:

  • Obtain employment with approval for apprenticeship training.
  • The State of Wisconsin oversees the apprenticeship system and will contact WCTC to set a class schedule.
  • The schedule will be sent to the student from WCTC. (Application to WCTC is not necessary by the student.)
  • Obtain further information about apprenticeship programs by contacting the local apprenticeship representative by visiting by visiting the State's Department of Workforce Development website.

Program Code 50-442-1

Required Courses

First Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 442-506 Shop Safety Welding Apprentice.5  
 442-508 Welding Apprentice Blpt Rdg1.5  
 442-509 Apprentice Welding Processes 11  
 442-510 Fabrication for Apprentices 11  
Total Semester Credits
Second Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 442-504 OSHA for Welding Apprentices.5  
 442-514 Fabrication for Apprentices 21.5  
 442-516 Welding Apprentice Metallurgy1  
 442-517 Apprentice Welding Processes 21  
Total Semester Credits
Third Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 442-527 Robotic Welding for Apprentice1  
 442-528 Troubleshooting for Fabricator1  
 442-529 Automated Cutting Apprentices2  
Total Semester Credits
+ (Proficiency Exam Available)
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

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Credit Transfer Opportunities

WCTC has agreements with local high schools and various four-year colleges and universities that enable students to transition more seamlessly from high school to WCTC to four-year colleges. Transcripted credit agreements provide high school students the opportunity to take WCTC courses at their high schools. Agreements with four-year colleges enable WCTC graduates in selected programs to transfer credits, often at junior-level standing. Agreements currently in place for this program are listed below.

There are no credit transfer agreements for this program at this time. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

UW-System Credit Transfer

If you are interested in attending a UW-campus, you should contact a transfer representative at the campus you plan to attend. You may also check credit transfer agreements between WCTC and the UW System to tell you which specific courses and general education classes may be accepted.

Important Cautionary Note:
This information is intended as a general description. Please verify the availability and details of the program that interests you with the transfer coordinator at the receiving institution.