Metal Fabrication

Metal Fabrication video

Program Number: 31-457-2
School Year: 2014-2015
Technical Diploma (1 year)
Campus: Fond du Lac

Program Description

Moraine Park’s two-semester Metal Fabrication technical diploma helps individuals develop fabrication skills that are used in today’s industries. Through hands-on experience, students gain skills in fabricating that may lead to FMA Precision Sheet Metal certification. Students build metal products start to finish. Students read prints and learn automated cutting, forming and welding using lean practices. Students learn gas metal arc welding, shielded metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding and oxy-fuel cutting. The coursework also provides instruction in math, communications skills, lean manufacturing practices and quality applications used in today’s advanced manufacturing companies. Graduates of the program may directly transfer their credits into Moraine Park's Fabrication Technologies associate of applied science degree if they decide to continue their education.

Representatives from business and industry have identified skills that are essential to success in manufacturing. Students will be expected to demonstrate the Critical Core Manufacturing Skills (CCMS) throughout all manufacturing classes. These skills include: work cooperatively, work productively, listen effectively, demonstrate a positive attitude, maintain a safe work environment, demonstrate integrity, communicate clearly, follow directions, apply problem solving strategies, apply mathematical reasoning, think critically and adapt to change.

Statewide Salary Range for Recent Graduates

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$30,160 $56,156

Approximate Costs

  • $122.20 per credit (resident)
  • $183.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)
  • *Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
  • *Fees shown are 2013-2014 fees; 2014-2015 fees will be available as soon as they are approved.

Program Outcomes

  • Interpret industrial prints.
  • Apply mathematical reasoning.
  • Set-up and operate industrial welding and cutting equipment.
  • Set-up and operate metal fabrication equipment.

Career Opportunities

  • Fabricator
  • Press Brake Operator
  • Laser Operator

Admission Process

  • Submit the college admission application.   
  • Submit the $30 one-time fee.   
  • Submit high school and other official college transcripts.   
  • Take the college assessment test. Students in our manufacturing and engineering programs take the METTE test. This test is taken at MPTC.   
  • Meet with Academic Advisor to discuss order of courses and prerequisites (required for this program).   
  • Check with Admissions if any additional steps are required.   

Please visit the Admissions page for general information.

Gainful Employment

The information below is provided as a federal requirement in an effort to help students make informed educational decisions. Specifically, Gainful Employment aims to provide information related to future potential debt burden in comparison to the expected earnings in a chosen program or field.

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Courses

Number Title Crs
Term 1
103-159 **Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office 1
442-109 Welding for Fabricators 4
457-145 Metal Fabrication 4
623-110 Technical Print Reading 2
804-113 College Technical Mathematics 1A 3
890-101 **College 101 2
Total 16
 
Term 2
457-146 Advanced Fabrication Techniques 4
457-147 Metallurgy 2
457-148 Metal Cutting and Forming Processes 3
623-162 Manufacturing Processes 3
801-136 English Composition 1 3
Total 15
 
Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements 31

Exit Assessment

A capstone project is the exit assessment graduation requirement for the program.

Institutional Requirements

** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation. Consequently, they are not part of the program credit requirements.

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Transfer Opportunities

Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.