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metal fabrication

    Video: Metal Fabrication

    Program Number: 31-457-2
    School Year: 2017-2018
    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.

    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 Median Salary for Recent Graduates

    • $33,277

    Approximate Costs

    • $130.35 per credit (resident)
    • $195.53 per credit (out-of-state resident)
    • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
    • Fees shown are 2016-2017 fees; 2017-2018 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

    Career Pathways

    Career Pathways offer a guide to help you achieve your education and employment goals. With short-term education options based on stackable credits, Career Pathways allow you to build upon your education goals as you plan your career advancement. At each step of the way, your classes will stack to more advanced certificates and diplomas, earning industry recognized credentials that provide you potentially new employment opportunities.

    Opportunities for Advancement

    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. Students who plan to continue with the Fabrication Technologies program should follow the Metal Fabrication to Fabrication Technologies academic planner.

    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 (ACCUPLACER, ACT or other). The ACCUPLACER assessment can be taken at MPTC.   
    • Attend a program orientation with your advisor.   

    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.

    Gainful Employment Data

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    Courses

    NumberTitleCrs
    Term 1
    103-159**Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office1
    442-309Introduction to Welding Processes4
    442-331Welding Print Reading2
    457-345Metal Fabrication4
    804-360Occupational Mathematics 12
    890-101**College 1012
    Total15
     
    Term 2
    457-146Advanced Fabrication Techniques4
    457-147Metallurgy2
    457-148Metal Cutting and Forming Processes3
    623-162Manufacturing Processes3
    801-310Occupational Communication2
     - OR - 
    801-136English Composition 13
    804-113College Technical Mathematics 1A3
    Total17
     
    Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements32

    Institutional Requirements

    ** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation.

    Academic Planner

    Transfer Opportunities

    Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

    Additional Information

    *Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.

    Student project may incur additional fees.

    For co-curricular activities and opportunities related to this program/certificate, click here.