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Welding/Metal Fabrication

31-457-1 Technical Diploma (TD) 29 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Locations*: Appleton, Oshkosh

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

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.

COURSE LIST

Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

Occupational Specific (26 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Options
GMAW Techniques 1
10-442-123
2Credit
72
36
72 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. Demonstrates welding on steel sheet metals and plates. Emphasis is placed on axial spray, pulse spray and short circuit mode of transfer. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to weld in all positions, read basic weld symbols, and have an understanding of written welding procedures.
Coreq: Welding & Metal Fab Intro & Safety (10621105) or not active in program
GMAW Techniques 2
10-442-124
2Credit
72
36
72 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. Teaches students to weld on stainless steel and aluminum sheet metal and plate. The student will be able to differentiate, select proper electrodes, shielding gases, and properly adjust parameters. Emphasis is placed on axial spray, pulse spray and short circuit mode of transfer depending on base metal. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to weld in all positions, read some basic weld symbols, and have a basic understanding of written welding procedures.
Coreq: Welding & Metal Fab Intro & Safety (10621105) and GMAW Techniques 1 (10442123 or 10621123)
FCAW Techniques
10-442-125
2Credit
72
36
72 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. A study and operation of primarily flux cored arc welding. The student will learn about the different types of electrodes, fluxes and shielding gases used in these processes. Students will be able to weld in all positions, read some basic weld symbols, and have a basic understanding of written welding procedures.
Coreq: Welding & Metal Fab Intro & Safety (10621105) or not active in program
GTAW Techniques
10-442-126
2Credit
72
36
72 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. A study and operation of primarily gas tungsten arc welding on some mild steel, with the majority of work on stainless steel and aluminum. The student will learn about the different types of electrodes and shielding gases used in these processes. Students will be able to weld in all positions, read some basic weld symbols, and have a basic understanding of written welding procedures.
Coreq: Welding & Metal Fab Intro & Safety 10621105 or not active in a program
Robotic Arc Welding, Basic
10-442-127
2Credit
72
36
72 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. Provides a survey of multiple robot programs, safety and safety systems, learning maintenance, and program editing. Students will work with robot fixtures using the GMAW process.
Coreq: GMAW Techniques 1 (10442123 or 10621123)
Welding/Metal Fab Intro & Safety
10-621-105
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Provides instruction in welding and metal fabrication safety. Students will identify environmental work and personnel hazards common with the industry and proper personal protection methods. Students will also perform common tasks essential to utilization of the welding and metal fabrication lab.
Weld Print Reading
10-621-108
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Provides practice in reading shop drawings. Topics include orthographic projection, auxiliary views, revolved sections, surface and centerline relationships, isometric drawings, scale drawing and tolerances.
Coreq: Weld/Metal Fab Intro & Safety (10621105)
Weld Symbols
10-621-114
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Teaches students to interpret detailed weld symbols using the American Welding Society standard.
Coreq: Weld/Metal Fab Intro & Safety (10621105)
SMAW Techniques 1
10-442-121
2Credit
72
36
72 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. Covers the process commonly known as stick welding. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to weld in all positions, read some basic weld symbols, and have a basic understanding of written welding procedures.
Coreq: Welding & Metal Fab Intro & Safety 10621105 or not active in a program
Pipe Welding Techniques
10-442-128
2Credit
72
36
72 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. Teaches students how to weld pipe using welding processes including GMAW, FCAW and GTAW. The students will be able to interpret a written welding procedure. Emphasis will be placed on ASME Section 9. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to weld pipe in all positions.
Prereq: Weld Print Reading (10621108), Weld Symbols (10621114), GMAW Techniques 1 (10442123 or 10621123), FCAW Techniques (10442125 or 10621125), GTAW Techniques (10442126 or 10623126)
Manufacturing Enterprises for Fabrication
10-457-131
3Credit
108
54
108 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. Covers the methods and process involved in manufacturing production parts. The course is set up to operate like a production fabrication facility where the student fabricates a product based on customer's specification. Products that are developed must meet customer's quality expectations.
Prereq: Arith – HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL 65+, Next Gen 263+, ACT Math 18+ OR Arith Prep 10834109; Coreq: Cutting Processes 10457161; Manufacturing Processes 10457160; College Mathmatics 10804107
Manufacturing Processes
10-457-160
2Credit
72
36
72 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. Covers punching, shearing, sawing, drilling, rolling, bending and forming. Sub-assembly parts are produced using various types of equipment. The parts may be joined, by welding, to complete an assembly. Students work in a team environment to complete an assignment. It is recommended that the student have an ACCUPLACER Arithmetic score of 65 or greater or successful completion of equivalent Program Prep course or College Technical Math 1A (10-804-113) or College Technical Math 1 (10-804-115).
Prereq: Arith – HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL 65+, Next Gen 263+, ACT Math 18+ OR Arith Prep 10834109; Weld Print Reading 10621108; Weld Symbols 10621114; GMAW Techniques 1 10442123 OR 10621123; Coreq: College Mathematics 10804107
Cutting Processes
10-457-161
2Credit
72
36
72 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. Covers laser cutting, abrasive water jet cutting, oxy-fuel cutting, plasma arc cutting and air-carbon arc cutting. Individual parts are produced using computerized and manual equipment. The parts may be joined, by welding, to complete an assembly. Students work in a team environment to complete an assignment.
Prereq: Arith – HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL 65+, Next Gen 263+, ACT Math 18+ OR Arith Prep 10834109; Weld Print Reading 10621108; Weld Symbols 10621114; GMAW Tech 1 10442123 OR 10621123; Coreq: 2D/3D CAD Model for Welders 10621129 OR Weld Shop Drawings 10621133
2D/3D CAD Modeling for Welders
10-621-129
2Credit
54
54
54 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. Provides instruction and practice in using current computer automated drafting and modeling software. Each student will develop a detailed drawing on the CAD system, complete with weld symbols and a modeled representation of a product design suitable for production.
Prereq: Weld Print Reading (10621108) and Weld Symbols (10621114)

Occupational Supportive (3 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Options
College Mathematics
10-804-107
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Designed to review and develop fundamental concepts of mathematics in the areas of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, measurement and data. Special emphasis is placed on problem solving, critical thinking and logical reasoning, making connections, and using calculators.
Prereq: Arith – HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL 65+, Next Gen 263+, ACT Math 18+ OR Arith Prep 10834109 OR Not pursuing a degree

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