Sunday – November 17, 2019

Advanced Metal Fabrication (2019-2020)

Technical Diploma
School of Technology and Applied Sciences / Manufacturing Career Cluster

Mequon Campus
Program Code: 32-457-1
 

For Information: 414-297-6315
Mequon Campus, 262-238-2200


Overview — Metal fabricating is highly detailed work. Metal fabricators make and fit parts together using a variety of tools and machines based on patterns that come from blueprints. Metal fabricators also may assemble components or fully finished products.

Through this program, you will develop higher-level skills involving the intricate preparation of a part for cutting, fabrication and welding, and in producing parts employing new techniques and using a variety of materials. You will gain advanced skills in operating computer-controlled press brakes and shears, punch, and plasma/laser arc cutting machines.

For those who have basic manufacturing skills in the areas of welding and metal fabrication, have knowledge of metallurgy, possess solid math skills, and enjoy working on intricate and detailed projects, this advanced program presents an opportunity to attain additional skills.

 

Career Pathway — You can earn the Welding technical diploma on your way to completing this technical diploma. Contact an MATC advisor for information.


Career Outlook — The field of metal fabrication is varied; employees may be classified in many different roles, depending on their specific positions, including  sheet metal workers and ironworkers. Metal fabricators generally work in manufacturing industries and may be trained as apprentices.


Program Learning 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


 

Admission Requirement

  • A high school diploma or GED
     

Interest in working with metal is recommended.

 

Possible Careers
Fabricator
Laser Operator
Assembler
Welder/Press Operator
Welder
 

Related Programs
Welding
Welding Technology
Manufacturing Maintenance
Tool and Die Making
Computer Numerical Control Machine (CNC) Technician
Machine Tool Operations


Start Date: August

Sixteen-Week Terms
(  ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.
 

COURSES

Credits

     
(1)

WELD-313

Shielded Metal Arc Welding ^

5      
(1)

WELD-314

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding ^

5      
(1)

WELD-350

GTAW Processes ^

1      
(1)

WELD-351

Shielded Metal Arc Welding
Processes ^

1      
(1) WELD-360

Blueprint Reading for Welders ^

2      
(1) WELD-380

Welding Trades Mathematics ^

1      
(2) WELD-315

Gas Metal Arc Welding Practices ^

5      
(2) WELD-316

Layout and Setup Practices ^

5      
(2) WELD-352

Gas-Shielded Arc Welding Processes ^

1      
(2) WELD-354

Layout and Print Reading
Practices ‡ ^

2      
(2) ENG-340

Workplace Communication ^

2      
(3) MTLFAB-300

Metal Fabrication 1 ‡

5      
(3) MCDESG-114

SolidWorks 1 ‡

2      
(3) MCDESG-120

Basic AutoCAD

1      
(3) MATRLS-102

Materials Testing

3      
(3)
 
MATH-308

Math for Industrial Applications 1 ‡

2      
(4) MTLFAB-301

Metal Forming and Press Brake ‡

3

     
(4) MTLFAB-302

Advanced Cutting Techniques and
Applications ‡

4

     
(4) MTLFAB-303

Metal Fabrication 2 ‡

5

     
 


TOTAL CREDITS: 55


‡ Prerequisite required.

^ Counts toward earning the Welding technical diploma.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change. 

For class times and locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.


Page updated April 2019.