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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.

Occupational Specific (26 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Prior Learning Credit
Eligibility Options
Welding/Metal Fab Intro & Safety
10-621-105
1
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
1
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
1
Teaches students to interpret detailed weld symbols using the American Welding Society standard.
Coreq: Weld/Metal Fab Intro & Safety (10621105)
GMAW Techniques 1
10-621-123
2
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)
GMAW Techniques 2
10-621-124
2
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 (10621123)
FCAW Techniques
10-621-125
2
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: Weld/Metal Fab Intro & Safety (10621105)
GTAW Techniques
10-621-126
2
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)
Robotic Arc Welding, Basic
10-621-127
2
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 (10621123)
Manufacturing Enterprises for Fabrication
10-457-131
3
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: ACCPL Arith >= 65 OR ACT Math >= 18 OR Program Prep; Coreq: Cutting Processes, Manufacturing Processes, College Mathmatics
Manufacturing Processes
10-457-160
2
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: ACCPL Arith >= 65 OR ACT Math >= 18 OR Program Prep; Weld Print Read, Weld Symbols, GMAW Tech 1; Coreq: College Mathematics 10804107
Cutting Processes
10-457-161
2
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: ACCPL Arith >= 65 OR ACT Math >= 18 OR Program Prep, Weld Print Read, Weld Symbols, GMAW Tech 1; Coreq: 2D/3D CAD Model for Welders OR Wlding Shop Drawings
SMAW Techniques 1
10-621-121
2
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)
Pipe Welding Techniques
10-621-128
2
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 Read, Weld Symbols, GMAW Tech 1, FCAW Tech, and GTAW Tech
2D/3D CAD Modeling for Welders
10-621-129
2
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
Prior Learning Credit
Eligibility Options
College Mathematics
10-804-107
3
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: ACCPL Arithmetic >= 65 OR ACT Math >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not enrolled in a program.

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