Metal Fabrication

Program Number: 31-457-2
School Year: 2020-2021
Technical Diploma (1 year)
Campus: Fond du Lac
This program is eligible for financial aid

Take your passion for developing a plan, solving problems and working with your hands into a career in metal fabrication with a one-year technical diploma from Moraine Park Technical College.

About the Program

Moraine Park’s two-semester metal fabrication technical diploma gives students hands-on experience in fabricating metal products from start to finish. Students work on individual and team projects, as well as service-learning projects for the community.

What You'll Learn

In Moraine Park’s hands-on metal fabrication courses, students learn how to build metal products from start to finish, read prints and use lean practices in automated cutting, forming and welding. Students also learn gas metal arc welding (GMAW); gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW); and laser, plasma and oxy-fuel cutting.

Upon completion, students are prepared to take the FMA Fundamentals of Metal Fabrication Certificate exam.

We want our students to succeed in the classroom and beyond, which is why we have worked with leaders in business and industry to develop Critical Core Manufacturing Skills (CCMS). The metal fabrication training program at MPTC is designed to help students 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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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
Career Opportunities
  • Fabricator
  • Press Brake Operator
  • Laser Operator
  • Robotic Welding Operator
Program Opportunities

Graduates of the program may transfer some credits into Moraine Park's Fabrication Technologies associate of applied science degree if they decide to continue their education.

Admission Process

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    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.

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    Semester 1
    103-159**Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office1
    442-331Welding Print Reading2
    442-338Cutting Processes1
    442-357Gas Metal Arc Welding 1 (GMAW)2
    457-345Metal Fabrication4
    804-360Occupational Mathematics 12
    890-101**College 1012
    Semester 2
    457-146Advanced Fabrication Techniques4
    457-148Metal Cutting and Forming Processes3
    623-162Manufacturing Processes3
    801-310Occupational Communication2
     - OR - 
    801-136English Composition 13
    804-118Intermediate Algebra with Applications4
    Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements32