Metal Fabrication



88% of our recent graduates got a job in the industry.


Area Jobs

There are 17 job openings in the Madison College district for graduates of this program.


Annual Salary

Our recent graduates of this program reported an average starting salary of $37,200.

Technical Diploma

Program Number: 314572

Credits: 31

Area of Study: Construction, Manufacturing and Maintenance

Delivery Method:
Some Online / Some In Person*

Financial Aid Available

Estimated Program Cost:

Tuition - $4,305.90
Materials/Supplemental Costs
Other Costs
Total Estimated Program Costs*:

Metal fabrication involves a variety of processes that take raw material, such as sheet metal, and convert it into a usable structure through layout, cutting, bending, assembling and a range of other processes. The Metal Fabrication program at Madison College will give you a strong grounding in these processes, preparing you for career success as a metalworker. As a Metal Fabrication student, you will:

  • Learn the basics of cutting, forming and joining common manufacturing materials.
  • Use a variety of manual and programmable equipment, techniques and processes.
  • Get hands-on training to learn fundamental concepts of safety, measurement, layout, forming, joining, assembly, finishing and production.
  • Develop your technical knowledge of blueprint reading, layout metal fabrication and welding.
  • Produce fabricated assemblies and detailed drawings that conform to industry quality-control methods and standards.

Program Details

Students in the Metal Fabrication program can attend full time.

Metal Fabrication program classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

  • Fort Atkinson
  • Madison - Truax

​Explore financial aid eligibility for Metal Fabrication. 


To Apply

After Acceptance

Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at MATC. 


Contact Enrollment Services at or (608) 246-6210.  


Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2021-2022 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

Current program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:

  • Progress toward your specific requirements
  • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.


There are currently no Transfer Partnerships for this program. Review our Transfer Opportunities page for information on all Madison College transfer options.


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  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    Number of Program Graduates231931
    Number of Surveys Sent231931
    Number of Surveys Returned181222
    Percent of Surveys Returned78.30%63.20%71.00%
    Available for Employment15819
    Percent Available for Employment83.30%66.70%86.40%
    Not in Labor Market343
    Percent Not in Labor Market16.70%33.30%13.60%
    Available for Employment

    Graduates Employed13818
    Percent of Graduates Employed86.70%100.00%94.70%
    Employed in Related Occupation12516
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation92.30%62.50%88.90%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation132
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation7.70%37.50%11.10%
    Employed - No Response000
    Percent Employed - No Response0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Seeking Employment201
    Percent Seeking Employment13.30%0.00%5.30%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4)
    Number of Satisfaction Responses16922
    Very Satisfied (4)10714
    Percent Very Satisfied62.50%77.80%63.60%
    Satisfied (3)628
    Percent Satisfied37.50%22.20%36.40%
    Unsatisfied (2)000
    Percent Unsatisfied0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Very Unsatisfed (1)000
    Percent Very Unsatisfied0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    Number of Primary Reason Responses181222
    Preparation for Getting a Job749
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job38.90%33.30%40.90%
    Career Change427
    Percent Career Change22.20%16.70%31.80%
    Improvement of Existing Skills220
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills11.10%16.70%0.00%
    Preparation for Further Education442
    Percent Preparation for Further Education22.20%33.30%9.10%
    Personal Interest104
    Percent Personal Interest5.60%0.00%18.20%
    Percent Other0.00%0.00%0.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses13718
    Before Enrollment010
    Percent Before Enrollment0.00%14.30%0.00%
    While Attending the College125
    Percent While Attending the College7.70%28.60%27.80%
    After Training at the College12413
    Percent After Training at the College92.30%57.10%72.20%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    Number of Employment Location Responses13818
    In College District13817
    Percent In College District100.00%100.00%94.40%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District000
    Percent of In Wisconsin0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Outside of Wisconsin001
    Percent Outside Wisconsin0.00%0.00%5.60%
    Employer Location Unknown000
    Percent Location Unknown0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend201720182019
    Full Time Employment (Related Job)Full Time Salary Count10415
    Average Monthly Wage$3,003 $3,333 $3,100
    Average Hourly Wage$17.46 $19.38 $18.02
    Average Work Hours per Week44.247.541.7
    Part Time Employment (Related Job)Part Time Salary Count111
    Average Hourly Wage$21.88 $10.00 $21.00
    Average Work Hours per Week272025
  • Graduate Employers
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2019
    Employer(s) Job Title City* State** Positions
    ACS Welder/Fabricator Middleton
    Badger Utility Service Technician DeForest
    Graber Manufacturing Manufacturing Associate Waunakee
    Graber Manufacturing Robotic Welding Technician Waunakee
    JWR Inc Service Technician Johnson Creek
    JWR Inc Welder/Fabricator Johnson Creek
    Latitude Corporation Machinist Verona
    Latitude Corporation TIG Welder Verona
    Madison Area Technical College Lab Coordinator Fort Atkinson
    RG Huston Company Inc Metal Fab & Machinist Cottage Grove
    Saris Cycling Group Welder Fitchburg
    Seljan Tool Co Inc Welder Lake Mills
    Spacesaver Fabricator Fort Atkinson
    Spartan Laser Fabricator McFarland
    Wiedenbeck Inc Metal Fabricator Monona
    Zimmerman Plumbing Pipe Welder Portage

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    ** - Only states outside of Wisconsin will display.

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