Metal Fabrication


Recent Graduates

There are 20 recent graduates of this Madison College program.


Student Satisfaction

99% of our recent graduates report they are satisfied with their Madison College education.

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 - $4,371.00
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 Graduates193120
    Number of Surveys Sent193120
    Number of Surveys Returned12227
    Percent of Surveys Returned63.2%71.0%35.0%
    Available for Employment8197
    Percent Available for Employment88.9%86.4%100.0%
    Not in Labor Market430
    Percent Not in Labor Market44.4%13.6%0.0%
    Available for Employment

    Graduates Employed8187
    Percent of Graduates Employed100.0%94.7%100.0%
    Employed in Related Occupation5163
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation62.5%88.9%42.9%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation324
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation37.5%11.1%57.1%
    Employed - No Response000
    Percent Employed - No Response0.0%0.0%0.0%
    Seeking Employment010
    Percent Seeking Employment0.0%5.3%0.0%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4)
    Number of Satisfaction Responses9227
    Very Satisfied (4)7142
    Percent Very Satisfied77.8%63.6%28.6%
    Satisfied (3)285
    Percent Satisfied22.2%36.4%71.4%
    Unsatisfied (2)000
    Percent Unsatisfied0.0%0.0%0.0%
    Very Unsatisfed (1)000
    Percent Very Unsatisfied0.0%0.0%0.0%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    Number of Primary Reason Responses12227
    Preparation for Getting a Job494
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job33.3%40.9%57.1%
    Career Change271
    Percent Career Change16.7%31.8%14.3%
    Improvement of Existing Skills202
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills16.7%0.0%28.6%
    Preparation for Further Education420
    Percent Preparation for Further Education33.3%9.1%0.0%
    Personal Interest040
    Percent Personal Interest0.0%18.2%0.0%
    Percent Other0.0%0.0%0.0%
    When Employment was Obtained

    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses7187
    Before Enrollment102
    Percent Before Enrollment14.3%0.0%28.6%
    While Attending the College251
    Percent While Attending the College28.6%27.8%14.3%
    After Training at the College4134
    Percent After Training at the College57.1%72.2%57.1%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    Number of Employment Location Responses8187
    In College District8177
    Percent In College District100.0%94.4%100.0%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District000
    Percent of In Wisconsin0.0%0.0%0.0%
    Outside of Wisconsin010
    Percent Outside Wisconsin0.0%5.6%0.0%
    Employer Location Unknown000
    Percent Location Unknown0.0%0.0%0.0%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend201820192020
    Full Time Employment (Related Job)Full Time Salary Count4153
    Average Monthly Wage$3,333$3,100$3,325
    Average Hourly Wage$19.38$18.02$19.33
    Average Work Hours per Week47.541.743.3
    Part Time Employment (Related Job)Part Time Salary Count11
    Average Hourly Wage$10.00$21.00
    Average Work Hours per Week20.025.0
  • 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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