Fabrication and Welding Technology

Fabrication and Welding Technology

People who like working with metal should consider a career in Fabrication and Welding Technology. Welders work with their hands to make or repair a variety of products used in industry as well as everyday life. If it is made of metal, in most instances, it was built by a welder/fabricator!

Employment prospects include the manufacture of equipment utilized in many fields including: aerospace and transportation, medical, recreation, recycling, energy processing, delivery, road construction, shipping and management. Welder/fabricators build bridges, buildings, bicycles, machine tools and more. Fabricating/Welding is a great career choice for entrepreneurs.

Instruction is both classroom theory and hands-on laboratory based. Lane's 15,000 square foot welding facility is equipped to teach a broad spectrum of welding, fabrication and metallurgical skills and knowledge used in the industry. In addition to classrooms, shops and metallurgy labs, the program provides an instructional computer lab.

Fall 2018 - Mandatory Orientations:
Students enrolled in the WLD 112 Fab/Welding 1 class must attend Fab/Weld 1 Orientation on Thursday, September 6th, 11 am, Bldg08/110.

Students enrolled in the WLD 215 Fab/Welding 4 class must attend Fab/Weld 4 Orientation on Thursday, September 6th, 11 am, Bldg08/110.


Program Cost Estimate - 2017-18

Fabrication Welding - 2 Year Degree

Resident Tuition and student fees - $12,648
Program Specific Fees - $3,430
Tools - $845
Books - $1,654
Total - $18,577

Fabrication Welding - 1 Year Certificate

Resident Tuition and student fees - $5,865
Books, supplies, program Costs - $2,695
Total - $8,560

Welding Process - 1 Year Certificate

Resident Tuition and student fees - $6,339
Books, supplies, program Costs - $2,927
Total $9,266

Costs are based on resident tuition. Consult Lane's website for updated tuition and fees. International students should seek advice with the international office at Lane Community College for program costs.


What's the Fabrication and Welding Technology program at Lane like?
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