Fabrication Technologies

Program Number: 10-457-1
School Year: 2020-2021
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus: Fond du Lac
This program is eligible for financial aid

Whether you’re looking to advance your current career in manufacturing, or want to hit the ground running after high school, Moraine Park’s Fabrication Technologies associate degree prepares students for a precision-driven career making metal parts and components for a variety of household and industrial products.

About the Program

Are you a very detail-oriented person with the desire to work with your hands AND make a difference? Moraine Park’s Fabrication Technologies degree gives students the knowledge and skills they need to increase productivity, innovation and competitiveness in the manufacturing industry.

Students gain fabricating skills in automated cutting, forming and welding processes that prepare them for obtaining the Precision Sheet Metal Certification from the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association. 

What You'll Learn

Through our gas metal arc welding (GMAW), gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) and fabrication courses, students learn how to set up and operate metal fabrication, industrial welding and cutting equipment; interpret industrial prints; apply mathematical reasoning; and use various fabrication processes.

The coursework also includes topics in computer aided design (CAD); computer numerical control (CNC), advanced manufacturing planning and production; lean manufacturing practices; and quality applications used in today’s advanced manufacturing companies.

Working closely with business and industry representatives, MPTC’s Fabrication Technologies program is designed to help students demonstrate the Critical Core Manufacturing Skills (CCMS) throughout all the 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.

Number Title Crs
Semester 1
103-159 Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office 1
442-109 Welding for Fabricators 4
457-145 Fabrication Techniques 4
623-110 Technical Print Reading 2
804-118 Intermediate Algebra with Applications 4
890-101 College 101 2
Total 17
Semester 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
804-195 College Algebra With Applications 3
Total 18
Semester 3
457-110 Integrated Manufacturing Planning - Fabrication Technologies 2
617-114 CAD 3-D, SolidWorks 3
623-166 Lean Process and Quality Planning 3
623-196 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 3
801-1xx Communication Course 3
806-143 College Physics 1 3
Total 17
Semester 4
457-111 Integrated Manufacturing Production - Fabrication Technologies 2
620-151 Fanuc Robotics and Vision Systems 3
628-122 Basic CNC Programming and Operation 3
809-1xx Social Science Course 3
809-1xx Behavioral Science Course 3
Total 14
Total Credits 66