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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
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
- $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.
- 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.
- 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.
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|103-159||**Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office||1|
|442-109||Welding for Fabricators||4|
|623-110||Technical Print Reading||2|
|804-118||Intermediate Algebra with Applications||4|
|457-146||Advanced Fabrication Techniques||4|
|457-148||Metal Cutting and Forming Processes||3|
|801-136||English Composition 1||3|
|804-195||College Algebra With Applications||3|
|457-110||Integrated Manufacturing Planning - Fabrication Technologies||2|
|617-114||CAD 3-D, SolidWorks||3|
|623-196||Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing||3|
|806-143||College Physics 1||3|
|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 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
** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation.
For additional information on program curriculum, prerequisites and general education course options, please contact your advisor.
Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.
*Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.
Student project may incur additional fees.
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