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Welding FAQ

When can I start the program?
  • You can only apply to start the Welding program in the fall semester.
  • A waitlist can form for this program, so the year you start depends on when you applied and the status of the waitlist.  
When can I apply, and how do I apply?
  • You must apply to start the Welding program in the fall. 
  • You may apply as early as September 1 for the following fall.  Because a waitlist can form for this program, we recommend you apply as early as possible.
  • Click here to apply.
 
What are the admissions requirements?
  • The only admissions requirement is that you have a high school diploma, HSED, or GED.
 
Does this program have a waitlist?
  • A waitlist always forms for this program, so the earlier you apply the better.
  • Some students that are initially placed on a waitlist will be able to take the spot of someone who decides not to attend.
  • Last year, students that applied mid-January or earlier were admitted into the welding program for the fall.  Students applying later than January had to wait an additional year before they could start the welding program.
  • If you have already completed an application and want to know what number you are on the waitlist,  Academic Advising Services can help you.
 
What is the cost of tuition?
 
How long is the program and what kind of diploma/degree will I receive?
  • You will receive a technical diploma upon completion of your coursework.
  • The program is designed for students to attend full-time for two semesters (fall and spring).
 
What is a typical schedule?
  • Students attend classes full time, typically from 7:30 am- 2:30 pm
  • All classes are held at the Madison Truax campus.
 
Can I start working towards graduation requirements before I am accepted into the program?
  • The only class you can take before entering the program that counts towards graduation requirements is Vocational Mathematics 1 (31-804-379). 
  • Madison College also offers non-program evening welding courses that do NOT count towards graduation requirements.  However, they can help you learn basic welding skills and can be helpful in discovering if welding is something you enjoy.  The evening courses are Basic MIG Welding, Basic ARC Welding Basic, TIG Welding and Adv TIG Welding.
 
Can I just take one or two of the welding classes without applying to the program?
  • Because the welding program has a waitlist and our classes are filled to capacity with waitlist students, you cannot take program welding courses if you are not in the program.
  • Madison College offers non-program evening welding courses that do NOT count towards graduation requirements.  However, they can help you learn basic welding skills and can be helpful in discovering if welding is something you enjoy.  The evening courses are Basic MIG Welding, Basic ARC Welding Basic, TIG Welding and Adv TIG Welding.