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.
Program Cost Estimate - 2016-17
Fabrication Welding 2 Year Degree
Resident Tuition and student fees - $11,350
Program Specific Fees - $3,256
Tools - $765
Books - $1,725
Total - $17,096
Fabrication Welding 1 Year Certificate
Resident Tuition and student fees - $5,260
Books, supplies, program Costs - $2,800
Total - $8,060
Resident Tuition and student fees - $5,785
Books, supplies, program Costs - $2,763
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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