Get the in-demand training you need to further your career or to prepare for your next one. From AutoCAD to Welding, we have you covered.

Skilled professionals looking to advance in their career will find courses in Construction Project Management, Home Inspection, and prep courses for the Wisconsin Journeyman Electrician exam.

welding lab at Madison College

Upcoming Courses and Training

Home and Shop Courses

Basics of Automotive Maintenance | $45

This course is intended to help you feel more confident in understanding a variety of vehicle systems. The class will be presentation followed by hands-on lab time. You will learn topics including fluids, tires, brakes and more, so that you may do it yourself when needed. This course will also help prepare you to discuss issues when your vehicle needs to be repaired.
#62387, Truax-Main Building, 3/21, Thursday, 5-8 PM

Use Power Tools and Build Stuff | $360

In this hands-on experience you will learn how to use power tools to build a couple of projects. This class will focus on safe use of circular saws, jigsaws, table saws and miter saws. You will also learn about drills and drivers. You will learn how to lay out and build a small 2x4 stud wall, and then learn how to measure, cut and build a step stool/tool carrier, which you get to take home.
#62353, Commercial Ave, 2/10-3/30, Saturday, 9 AM-12 PM
#62354, Commercial Ave, 2/12-4/1, Monday, 5:30-8:30 PM

Introduction to Woodworking | $347

Learn the basics of working in a woodshop and taking a project from start to finish. Through lecture/demonstration and open work time students will learn basic woodworking skills while working on a provided or chosen project. Includes table saw, jointer, planer, portable power tools, beginning joinery, and material selection. Prerequisite: Use Power Tools & Build Stuff.
#63567, Truax-Main Building, 2/6-4/2, Tuesday, 6-9 PM
#63580, Truax-Main Building, 2/11-4/7, Sunday, 12-3 PM

Construction and Electrical Courses

AutoCAD Introduction | $259

This is an introduction to Computer Aided Design using the industry-standard software Autodesk AutoCAD and will cover document setup, customizations, two-dimensional drawing, modifications, dimensioning, and document layout for printing.  Competency in Windows operating system is required.
#62942, Truax-Main Building, 1/30-3/12, Tuesday, 6-9 PM

Construction Project Management | $299

This course covers the use of all the tools required to operate as a successful professional manager. You will learn all aspects of a construction project, understanding business structure, administration contracts, blueprint constructability review, estimating, project scheduling and all facets of coordination to close out the project. Class exercises develop skills you can use on the job.
#62921, Online Live, 3/23-4/6, Saturday, 10 AM-2 PM

Electrical Exam Prep Part 1 | $229

Part 1 of 2 part series. This course provides the opportunity for the learner to develop the skills needed and the ability to prepare for and pass the State of Wisconsin Journeyman or Master Exam test. Both Part 1 and Part 2 are needed to prepare for the exam.
#63016, Commercial Ave, 2/6-3/5, Tuesday, 5-8 PM

Electrical Exam Prep Part 2 | $229

Part 2 of 2 part series. This course provides the opportunity for the learner to develop the skills needed and the ability to prepare for and pass the State of Wisconsin Journeyman or Master Exam test. Both Part 1 and Part 2 are needed to prepare for the exam.
#63017, Commercial Ave, 3/12-4/9, Tuesday, 5-8 PM

Home Inspector Courses

Becoming a Home Inspector 1 | $299

An initiation into the residential inspection process and the first of two classes to prepare you for taking the State of Wisconsin Home Inspector exam. Includes soils, foundation, exterior roofing, venting and insulation and construction of a new home.
#62943, Commercial Ave, 1/23-3/5, Tuesday, 6-9 PM

Becoming a Home Inspector 2 | $299

Second and final course preparing the student to take the State exams needed to become licensed. The course deals with various elements of a home including plumbing, electrical and heating systems.
#62944, Commercial Ave, 3/19-4/30, Tuesday, 6-9 PM

Real Estate Courses

WI Real Estate Biennium CE | $165

According to the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS), all real estate licensees must complete 18 hours of continuing education in each biennium. Madison College provides licensees with the opportunity to earn 18 CEUs in this single, self-paced, online course.
#63502, Online, 1/16-12/14

Welding Courses

High School - Intro to Welding | $130

Are you interested in learning how to weld? This is 3 week introductory welding course geared toward ages 14-17 year olds. Types of welding we’d be covering are week 1 SMAW (stick welding), week 2 GMAW (mig welding), week 3 TIG welding. We’ll cover basic mild steel and touch briefly into stainless steel TIG welding the last week! Students should wear proper shop attire (jeans, long sleeve shirt and leather boots) to each each class.
#63713, Truax-Main Building, 3/9-3/23, Saturday, 9 AM-12 PM

Basic Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 1 | $279

Part 1 of 2: Introductory course designed to provide the learner with a basic theoretical understanding of the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding process. Emphasis is placed on welding safety, equipment set-up/adjustment and developing manipulative skills using the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Process. Welding skills are developed by performing a variety of weld joints in the flat and horizontal position on mild steel and stainless steel. Welding electrode identification, applications and shielding gasses are also addressed.
#62974, Truax-Main Building, 3/18-4/3, Monday and Wednesday, 6-9 PM

Basic Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 2 | $279

Part 2 of 2.
#33126, Truax-Main Building, 11/27-12/13, Monday and Wednesday, 6-9 PM
#62975, Truax-Main Building, 4/8-4/24, Monday and Wednesday, 6-9 PM

Basic Gas Metal Arc Welding 1 | $279

Students develop manipulative skills on all types of joints in the flat, horizontal and vertical up and down position using short circuiting transfer. Students will perform gas metal arc welding techniques using 1/8" to 1/2" structural fabricated parts, as per AWS code standards. Emphasis is placed on operating gas metal arc welding equipment in a safe manner and determining machine set-up for metal thickness, wire size and speed. Part 1 of 2.
#62972, Truax-Main Building, 1/29-2/14, Monday and Wednesday, 6-9 PM

Basic Gas Metal Arc Welding 2 | $279

Part 2 of 2.
#62973, Truax-Main Building, 2/19-3/6, Monday and Wednesday, 6-9 PM

Art Welding for Beginners | $234

Take your first step into art welding! In this introductory class you will learn the fundamentals of welding and plasma cutting by working on a specific project designed by the instructor- think garden sculpture or seasonal décor!
#63766, Truax-Main Building, 1/30-3/5, Tuesday, 6-9 PM

Art Welding | $234

Create your own metal sculpture using a combination of fabrication and welding techniques. This class will expand your knowledge of welding and sculpture design as you make your own personalized art. Students must have taken "Art Welding for Beginners" or have prior welding experience.
#63767, Truax-Main Building, 2/1-3/7, Thursday, 6-9 PM
#63768, Truax-Main Building, 3/21-4/25, Thursday, 6-9 PM

Register Today!

Three Ways to Register for Noncredit Courses

1. Register by Phone
2. Express Registration
3. Log into MyMadisonCollege