School of Applied Science, Engineering and Technology

Truax A2105
1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

CALL: (608) 246-6800
or (800) 322-6282 ext. 6800

2125 Commercial Avenue
Madison WI 53704

CALL: (608) 243-4169
or (800) 322-6282 ext. 4169


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Metal Fabrication

One Year Technical Diploma

Program number: 314572


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. 

All courses for this program are offered only in person.


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 2018-2019 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.

  • Estimated Program Cost
    # of Credits for Completion
    Materials/Supplemental Costs
    Other Costs
    Total Program Costs:
  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    2016 2017
    Number of Program Graduates 10 23
    Number of Surveys Sent 10 23
    Number of Surveys Returned 5 18
    Percent of Surveys Returned 50.00% 78.30%
    Available for Employment 3 15
    Percent Available for Employment 100.00% 93.80%
    Not in Labor Market 2 3
    Percent Not in Labor Market 66.70% 18.80%
    Available for Employment

    2016 2017
    Graduates Employed 3 13
    Percent of Graduates Employed 100.00% 86.70%
    Employed in Related Occupation 3 12
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation 100.00% 92.30%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation 0 1
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 0.00% 7.70%
    Employed - No Response 0 0
    Percent Employed - No Response 0.00% 0.00%
    Seeking Employment 0 2
    Percent Seeking Employment 0.00% 13.30%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    2016 2017
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.3 3.6 0
    Number of Satisfaction Responses 3 16
    Very Satisfied 1 10
    Percent Very Satisfied 33.30% 62.50%
    Satisfied 2 6
    Percent Satisfied 66.70% 37.50%
    Unsatisfied 0 0
    Percent Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00%
    Very Unsatisfied 0 0
    Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    2016 2017
    Number of Primary Reason Responses 5 18
    Preparation for Getting a Job 1 7
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 20.00% 38.90%
    Career Change 1 4
    Percent Career Change 20.00% 22.20%
    Improvement of Existing Skills 0 2
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 0.00% 11.10%
    Preparation for Further Education 2 4
    Percent Preparation for Further Education 40.00% 22.20%
    Personal Interest 1 1
    Percent Personal Interest 20.00% 5.60%
    Other 0 0
    Percent Other 0.00% 0.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    2016 2017
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 3 13
    Before Enrollment 1 0
    Percent Before Enrollment 33.30% 0.00%
    While Attending the College 0 1
    Percent While Attending the College 0.00% 7.70%
    After Training at the College 2 12
    Percent After Training at the College 66.70% 92.30%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    2016 2017
    Number of Employment Location Responses 3 13
    In College District 3 13
    Percent In College District 100.00% 100.00%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District 0 0
    Percent of In Wisconsin 0.00% 0.00%
    Outside of Wisconsin 0 0
    Percent Outside Wisconsin 0.00% 0.00%
    Employer Location Unknown 0 0
    Percent Location Unknown 0.00% 0.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend 2016 2017
    Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 3 10
    Average Monthly Wage $3,202 $3,003
    Average Hourly Wage $18.62 $17.46
    Average Work Hours per Week 43 44.2
    Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 1
    Average Hourly Wage $21.88
    Average Work Hours per Week 27
  • Graduate Employers
    Total Positions Open for academic year: 2017
    Wisconsin TechConnectTM Jobs* Madison Non-Madison
    Number of Full Time Positions Open
    Number of Part Time Positions Open
    Total Jobs
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2017
    Employer(s) Job Title City** State*** Positions
    Accuray Production Technician
    Aztalan Engineering Inc Assembler Lake Mills
    Badger Diversified Metals Lead Fabricator/Welder
    DRM Diversafab Corp Metal Fabricator Baraboo
    Endres Manufacturing Co Welder Fabricator Waunakee
    Generac Portable Products Tank Welder Jefferson
    International Machinery Exchange Polisher/Grinder Deerfield
    Madison Area Technical College Senior Laboratory Coordinator
    Private Individuals Rear Frame Welder Fort Atkinson
    Spartan Lazer Welder Fabricator McFarland
    Weir Slurry Group Welder

    * - Wisconsin TechConnectTM jobs are posted through a statewide consortium operated and funded by all 16 of the technical colleges in Wisconsin.

    ** - Only cities outside of Madison will display.

    *** - Only states outside of Wisconsin will display.

    **** - If you have a position to post, please contact Career and Employment Services at


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