Entry-Level Welding Certificate

Certificate: 97-442-2 
Campus: Beaver Dam and Fond du Lac

About the Program

Moraine Park Technical College offers a unique training opportunity to potential students through a tuition-free short-term certificate program. Participants will gain entry-level knowledge and skills in welding. In addition to skill development, the program includes a paid internship to get hands-on experience. 

Financial Aid

There is no charge for tuition. No income qualifications required. However, a $30 program admission fee is required upon admittance into the boot camp.

Additional funding resources available for those who qualify from:

  • Advocap
  • Local job centers
  • WIOA-Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
  • Veterans
  • W2-Wisconsin Works Program
  • TAA-Trade Adjustment Assistance Program
  • DVR-Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • FSET-FoodShare Employment & Training

Additional Information

For more information – call 920-924-3334, TTY/VP: Use Relay/VRS or email bootcamps@morainepark.edu

Boot Camp Criteria

Anyone can apply to participate in boot camps. Individuals must attend an information and testing session. They are required to attain minimum scores in Reading and Math on the Accuplacer as well as take a series of Mechanical Aptitude tests for the participating businesses.

Next Steps

Individuals interested in participating are required to attend an information and testing session. Call 920-924-3334, TTY/VP: Use Relay/VRS or email bootcamps@morainepark.edu for dates and registration information.

Visit our Student Success Center for help with reading and math or our Career Center for resume writing and interviewing skills.

We are committed to providing opportunities and equal access to students with disabilities.  


Email: bootcamps@morainepark.edu
Phone: 920-924-3334, TTY/VP: Use Relay/VRS

Course Requirements

Plan of Study Grid
442-357 Gas Metal Arc Welding 1 (GMAW) 2
442-386 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 1 (GTAW) 2
442-337 Welding Theory and Safety 1
442-331 Welding Print Reading 2
804-360 Occupational Mathematics 1 2
196-189 Team Building and Problem Solving 3
442-100 Welding Internship 2
 Total Credits14

Career Opportunities

  • Production Welding
  • Welder/Fitter
  • Welder/Fabricator
  • Finish Welder
  • Blueprint Reading

Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates