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Locations: Appleton, Oshkosh
This certificate program will introduce you to basic metallurgy including the location of ore deposits, derivation of metals from their ores, refinement and purification, and admixture and alloying. The classification of ferrous and nonferrous metals and the study of basic metallurgical diagrams is also discussed. You will focus on the behavior of metal during processes such as heat-treating, forging, casting and forming.
Machinists make up the majority of workers in the metalworking trades, and create parts for machinery, transportation, printing and paper companies. Your work will involve setting up the machines, operating the controls and checking the accuracy of the work. You’ll learn how to shape metal parts to precise dimensions, and will gain skills using a variety of hand and electric tools including lathes, milling machines, grinders, drill presses and saws.
There are many employment opportunities for skilled machinists in the Fox Valley region. Machinists operate various machine tools like lathes, milling machines, drill presses, planers and grinders. Many of today's machine tools are operated using computer numeric control (CNC) technology. As a fully trained machinist you will program, edit and operate CNC machine tools. You will also learn how to read and interpret blueprints, troubleshoot problems and understand manufacturing processes. This apprentice program includes four years of on-the-job training and classroom instruction.
Tool and die makers produce the tools, dies and special guiding and holding devices used for mass production in metalworking industries. You will learn to use computer numerical control (CNC) and computer aided design (CAD) technology to design and manufacture these products. Other skills you’ll gain include blueprint reading, machine techniques and welding. The program includes five years of on-the-job training and paid related classroom instruction.
As an industrial welding technician, you assist engineers, supervisors and journeyworkers in the production of quality welded and metal fabricated parts. You will learn how to provide technical assistance in the planning, development and implementation of a production cycle. Your training includes lots of hands-on training in fabrication and welding techniques, along with a thorough understanding of manufacturing processes. You’ll also cover robotic arc welding, electrical safety, material properties and welding codes. This degree program equips you with skills you need for a successful career in industrial welding.
Production welders are in high demand. You’ll find employment opportunities in iron work, construction and manufacturing, and could find yourself working on large amphibious vehicles and fire trucks, or small metal products like lawn mowers and snow throwers. Your training will cover the various welding metals and techniques, and will give you plenty of time to practice your skills. You’ll learn how to use your math skills to determine material measurements and settings for hand and power tools. You will also set up learn to read sketches, blueprints, job shop orders, bills for materials and welding symbols.
Locations: Appleton, Oshkosh
Learn the skills you need for a great career in metal fabrication and welding. With this program, you’ll work with a variety of metals and will learn to produce and assemble structural metal products for machinery, ovens, tanks, pipes, stacks and parts for buildings. You’ll also learn the physical properties of metals and how to read job orders and blueprints. Your training covers how to set up and use equipment to cut, shear and saw, form, roll and bend metals. You will learn about the physical properties of metal and be able to figure the stock allowances for thickness. You’ll be ready for a career in a construction firm, equipment manufacturing company or small fabrication shop.
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