“Ability to achieve a long-term career success in the welding industry. The Student will operate CNC brakes, shears, and punch presses together with set up and operation of water jets and plasma cutters.”
Metal Fabrication Technology
Upon completion of the 30 semester hour Manufacturing Welding Technology Program, students are eligible to enter the 3rd. semester 16 hour Metal Fabrication Certificate Program.
At the discretion of the AMTC director, the program is also available to students who can demonstrate the necessary welding skills to enter the Metal Fabrication Certificate Program by passing an exit competency exam.
Upon completion of Metal Fabrication Certificate Program, students will demonstrate advanced skill sets in metal fabrication including: Project Design; Project Layout; Metrology; CNC metal fabrication equipment programming; Organizing and Planning Work Projects; Metal Fabrication Operations, Joining Operations, and Project Assembly.
|MFG* 149||Introduction to Metal Fabrication||3|
|MFG* 249||Advanced Metal Fabrication||3|
|MFG* 264||Metal Fabrication Projects||4|
|Total Credits Required:||16|
++ Transfer students should consult transfer institutions for course recommendations.
The student who completes the 30 semester hour Manufacturing Welding Technology Program has a choice to pursue employment; to matriculate in an associate degree program; or to develop higher-level skills sets in Metal Fabrication by transitioning into the third semester Metal Fabrication Certificate Program. There is a trend toward greater sophistication of skill sets required for entry-level positions. It is our commitment to ensure that graduates obtain all of the requisite skill sets for successful employment. Within a few months of on-the-job experience, it is our expectation the recent graduate should be fully engaged and capable of achieving the stated objectives of the employment position.
This program provides the student the the following: design & layout skills; fabrication applications skills; metallurgy skill; Cutting, Bending, and Forming skills; and design skills as well as the opportunity to utilize welding skills required by the formation of projects denoted in work order or blueprint directives.
Employment opportunities are vast in metal fabrication. Fabricators may be employed by welding & iron-working companies, as well as structural steel, boilers, heavy machinery and transportation companies. Additional experience and education will position the student/employee to advance to foreman in metal fabrication operations, move into the operational management arena, or pursue higher educational opportunities.