Why choose Welding?
- Today, welding is an increasingly technical field, even becoming a high-tech skill and only growing in relevance and demand.
- Students who like designing and building with metal will find a variety of career opportunities in welding, especially related to materials engineering, robotics, lasers, computer programming, and systems integration.
Wisconsin Rapids Campus
500 32nd Street North
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
What You'll Learn
The Welding program at Mid-State prepares graduates for a wide variety of welding jobs in production, maintenance, construction, manufacturing, and servicing industries.
You will receive hands-on instruction and practice in a number of welding processes, including shielded metal arc, gas tungsten arc, gas metal arc, submerged arc, oxyacetylene cutting, plasma arc, and arc-air cutting. You will also become familiar with various types of metals, fabrication of metals, and welding under industry codes. Successful completion of this program prepares you to take welding certification tests.
Mid-State's Welding program courses prepare students for numerous state and national certifications. None is required to complete the program; there are additional costs for testing/certification. The College does not guarantee its curriculum matches the requirements for preparation, examinations, or licensure for other states.
Estimated Entire Program Cost
Cost based on the 2023/24 academic year.
- Tuition & Fees: $6,016.85
- Books: $226.85
- Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $550.00
- Total Estimated Cost: $6,793.70
Financial Aid Eligibility
This program is eligible for full Financial Aid
Cost of Attendance
Learn more about Cost of Attendance, an estimated budget that includes categories of expenses a student can expect to incur while attending.
This course has options available to receive credit for prior learning (CPL) or work experience.
|31442320||Welding Foundations 1||1|
|31442313||Gas Metal Arc Welding: Introduction||3|
|31442319||Shielded Metal Arc Welding: Introduction||2|
|31442317||Print Reading for Welding||1|
|31442314||Gas Tungsten Arc Welding: Introduction||2|
|-or-||30442104||Basic TIG (Stainless)||2|
|31442315||Inspections and Testing in Welding||1|
|32420320||Math for Manufacturing||2|
|31462318||Safety for Industrial Trades||1|
|31442321||Welding Foundations 2||1|
|Term Total||14-15 Credits|
|31442316||Metallurgy for Welding||1|
|10442102||Intermediate GTAW (TIG)||2|
|-or-||30442105||Intermediate TIG (Stainless)||2|
|10442103||Advanced GTAW (TIG)||2|
|-or-||30442106||Advanced TIG (Stainless)||2|
|10457119||Fabrication Fundamentals 1||1|
|10457120||Fabrication Fundamentals 2||1|
|31442311||Weld Testing for GMAW & FCAW||1|
|31442412||Weld Testing for SMAW & GTAW||1|
|Term Total||14 Credits|
|Program Total||28-29 Credits|
RUSSELL MOORE, AAS, BS
Russell earned his bachelor’s degree from Bellevue University and also has an associate degree in welding technology. He has over 25 years of experience working in the welding and metal fabrication industries along with eight years of postsecondary education experience.
“Skilled welders are in very high demand around the world. I enjoy providing my students with the skills they need to gain employment and be successful in this rewarding career field.”
AARON WULK, CWI, CWE
Aaron has worked in welding for 20 years. He maintains two certifications from the American Welding Society: Certified Welding Inspector and Certified Welding Educator. He also sits on the national SkillsUSA® Welding Sculpture committee.
“I’m passionate about welding, and when I see students take an interest in it, I just want to push them to be the best they can be, take pride in their workmanship, and achieve the next level in their education.”
- Construction Welder
- Fabricator Maintenance Welder
- Production Line Welder
- Maintenance Welder
- MIG Welder
- TIG Welder
High school students are eligible to enroll in this program and all courses required. Learn more about Mid-State Fast-Track.
“The Welding program at Mid-State taught me the important skills, techniques, and values that make it possible for me to succeed in the welding and fabrication field."
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