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.

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Program Outcomes
Career Opportunities
Admission Process
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Additional Information
Approximate Costs
  • $136.50 per credit (resident)
  • $204.75 per credit (out-of-state resident)
  • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
  • Please refer to the MPTC Student Handbook for additional enrollment fee information.
Program Outcomes
  • Demonstrate industry recognized safety practices
  • Form materials to detailed drawings
  • Cut materials to detailed drawings
  • Join materials to detailed drawings
  • Layout components/assemblies
  • Inspect product
  • Program automated machines.
  • Use computer-aided drafting and manufacturing software.
  • Complete a project within a cross-functional team.
Career Opportunities
  • Fabricator
  • Press Brake Operator/Programmer
  • Laser Operator/Programmer
  • Robotic Welding Operator/Programmer
  • Faster advancement opportunities on the salary scale and positions within the company, i.e., lead person, foreman, supervisor.
Admission Process

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    Transfer Opportunities

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    Additional Information

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

    Student project may incur additional fees.

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    Semester 1
    103-159**Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office1
    442-109Welding for Fabricators4
    457-145Fabrication Techniques4
    623-110Technical Print Reading2
    804-118Intermediate Algebra with Applications4
    890-101**College 1012
    Semester 2
    457-146Advanced Fabrication Techniques4
    457-148Metal Cutting and Forming Processes3
    623-162Manufacturing Processes3
    801-136English Composition 13
    804-195College Algebra With Applications3
    Semester 3
    457-110Integrated Manufacturing Planning - Fabrication Technologies2
    617-114CAD 3-D, SolidWorks3
    623-166Lean Process and Quality Planning3
    623-196Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing3
    801-1xxCommunication Course3
    806-143College Physics 13
    Semester 4
    457-111Integrated Manufacturing Production - Fabrication Technologies2
    620-151Fanuc Robotics and Vision Systems3
    628-122Basic CNC Programming and Operation3
    809-1xxSocial Science Course3
    809-1xxBehavioral Science Course3
    Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements66