Welding Fabrication Technician

Advance your career

You’re already an accomplished industrial welder but maybe you’re looking to take on a new challenge and advance your skills—and your career. Metal fabrication is a highly valued industrial process that involves manipulating metal from one form into another. It’s a skill that is self-rewarding and offers visible results on a daily basis.

LTC is an accredited test facility for the American Welding Society. Learn more about our testing facility.

AWS Welding Certified

*Welding program course content prepares students for numerous state and national certifications.  None are 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.

Career Area
Advanced Manufacturing
Technical Diploma
Program Number
  • Technical Diploma
  • 2 Terms 
  • 54 Credits
  • Financial Aid Eligible
  • Starts July / January

Career Outlook

Welding Fabrication Technician

Median Income: $50,183.00*


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Assemble, install, alter, and repair pipelines or pipe systems that carry water, steam, air, or other liquids or gases. May install heating and cooling equipment and mechanical control systems. Includes sprinkler fitters.


Fabricate, position, align, and fit parts of structural metal products.



*Lightcast/EMSI data is a hybrid dataset derived from official government sources such as the US Census Bureau, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and Bureau of Labor Statistics. This salary data is from LTC District, unless noted otherwise (i.e. Wind programs use State of WI.)


Work with Admissions Advisor to:

  • Submit Application
  • Complete the Student Success Questionnaire.
  • Schedule your First Time Program Counseling/Registration Session with your assigned program counselor to plan your first semester schedule, review your entire plan of study and discuss the results of the Student Success Questionnaire.

*Submit transcripts and test scores (optional, highly recommended): College transcripts, along with high school transcripts and test scores from within the last five years, used for course registration. Official transcripts needed for transferring college credit(s) and for financial aid purposes.

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CBE MemberCompetency-Based Education (CBE) is learning at your own pace by mastering competencies through demonstration. It is an academic model in which the time it takes to demonstrate competencies varies, while the expectations about learning are held constant. Students demonstrate mastery through multiple forms of assessment, often at a personalized pace. Once all competencies for this program have been assessed and mastered, students will earn their Technical Diploma.

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Faculty Bios

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Brian Strebe

I worked in the field of welding and fabrication for many years. I enjoy sharing with others my knowledge and teaching them a new skill set that will get them started in a very rewarding career.

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David Saunders

I worked in the field of welding and fabrication for 35+ years and having the opportunity to pass my knowledge down to others is so rewarding. Teaching is one way to give back to an industry that has given me many opportunities.

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Jeremy Dekker

As a welding educator, I am excited to share my experiences with today's future Welders and Fabricators and watch them grow in this profession! 

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