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    fabrication technologies


      Video: Fabrication Technologies

      Program Number: 10-457-1
      School Year: 2019-2020
      Associate of Applied Science Degree
      Campus: Fond du Lac
      This program is eligible for financial aid

      Program Description

      The Fabrication Technologies program enables students to acquire high-performance knowledge and skills needed to help boost the productivity, innovation, and competitiveness of local manufacturers. 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.  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. Students will apply sustainable recycling methods throughout the program. The general studies courses in communications, economics and math prepare students for career advancement and provide transfer opportunities to four-year colleges and universities.

      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 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.

      Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates

      • $40,000

      Approximate Costs

      • $134.20 per credit (resident)
      • $201.30 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

      Visit the Admissions Page for details


      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
      623-151Lean Manufacturing3
      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

      Upon successful completion of the following courses, students will earn a Manufacturing Fundamentals Certificate:

      • 623-110 Technical Print Reading
      • 623-162 Manufacturing Processes
      • 804-195 College Algebra with Applications

      Institutional Requirements

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

      Program Guide

      For additional information on program curriculum, prerequisites and general education course options, please contact your advisor.

      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.