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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

    • $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

    Visit the Admissions Page for details


    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
    623-151 Lean Manufacturing 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 Program Credits and Institutional Requirements 66

    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.