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metal fabrication


    Video: Metal Fabrication

    Program Number: 31-457-2
    School Year: 2019-2020
    Technical Diploma (1 year)
    Campus: Fond du Lac
    This program is eligible for financial aid

    Program Description

    Moraine Park’s two-semester Metal Fabrication technical diploma helps individuals develop fabrication skills that are used in today’s industries. Through hands-on experience, students gain skills in fabricating that may lead to FMA Precision Sheet Metal certification. Students build metal products start to finish. Students read prints and learn automated cutting, forming and welding using lean practices. Students learn gas metal arc welding, shielded metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding and oxy-fuel cutting. The coursework also provides instruction in math, communications skills, lean manufacturing practices and quality applications used in today’s advanced manufacturing companies.

    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 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

    • $39,496

    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

    Opportunities for Advancement

    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

    Visit the Admissions Page for details


    Number Title Crs
    Semester 1
    103-159 **Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office 1
    442-331 Welding Print Reading 2
    442-338 Cutting Processes 1
    442-357 Gas Metal Arc Welding 1 (GMAW) 2
    457-351 Metal Fabrication 1 2
    457-352 Metal Fabrication 2 2
    804-360 Occupational Mathematics 1 2
    890-101 **College 101 2
    Total 14
    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
    801-310 Occupational Communication 2
     - OR - 
    801-136 English Composition 1 3
    804-118 Intermediate Algebra with Applications 4
    Total 18
    Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements 32

    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.