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Welding/Metal Fab Technician

32-621-1 Technical Diploma (TD) 54 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Locations*: Appleton, Oshkosh

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

As a welding and metal fabrication technician, you will be well-prepared to be the next generation of in-demand, highly skilled technicians. In this program, you’ll work with a variety of metals and will learn to produce and assemble structural metal products for industrial manufacturing. You will learn how to plan, develop and implement a production cycle from concept and CAD design through all the fabrication stages such as press brake, tube bending, laser and water jet, and final welding stages. Your training will encompass a thorough understanding of typical manufacturing processes. You’ll also cover robotic arc welding, electrical safety, material properties and welding codes.

COURSE LIST

*Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.

Occupational Specific (45 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Prior Learning Credit
Eligibility Options
GMAW Techniques 1
10-442-123
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) or not active in program
GMAW Techniques 2
10-442-124
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 (10442123 or 10621123)
FCAW Techniques
10-442-125
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: Welding & Metal Fab Intro & Safety (10621105) or not active in program
GTAW Techniques
10-442-126
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
10-442-127
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 (10442123 or 10621123)
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)
SMAW Techniques 1
10-442-121
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
10-442-128
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 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
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 Reading (10621108), Weld Symbols (10621114), GMAW Techniques 1 (10442123 or 10621123); 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 Reading (10621108), Weld Symbols (10621114), GMAW Techniques 1 (10442123 or 10621123); Coreq: 2D/3D CAD Model for Welders (10621129) OR Wlding Shop Drawings (10621133)
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)
Pattern Drafting Processes
10-457-162
2
Covers the fundamentals of parallel line, radial line and triangulation. Both hand drawing pattern development with a computer and software pattern development are emphasized. Students transfer drawings to sheet metal and fabricate fittings. Fittings are joined by welding. When enrolling in this course, it is required that the student has taken or is concurrently taking Cutting Processes (10-457-161) and Welding BPR & Symbols (10-621-133).
Prereq: Weld Print Reading (10621108) and Weld Symbols (10621114); Coreq: Cutting Processes (10457161)
Welding Processes, Design & Costs
10-621-115
2
Studies such processes as plasma, submerged, thermit and electron beam welding. Also emphasizes design concepts and rules of design as well as estimating costs of welding.
Coreq: GMAW Techniques 1 (10442123 or 10621123) and College Mathematics (10804107)
Welding Metallurgy
10-621-116
3
Introduces students 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. Students focus on the behavior of metal during welding and the effects of welding on the properties of metals.
Weldability of Materials
10-621-117
3
Focuses on problems and solutions encountered when welding similar and dissimilar metals. Students will learn to determine the capacity of a metal to be welded and perform satisfactorily under fabrication conditions imposed. Emphasis is on porosity in welds, hydrogen problems, heat treatments in welding, corrosion in stainless steel welds, hot and cold cracking and their solutions.
Prereq: SMAW Techniques 1 (10442121 or 10621121); Coreq: Welding Metallurgy (10621116)
Advanced Manufacturing Processes
10-457-141
2
Covers advanced fabricating methods and processes involved in manufacturing. The course is set up to operate like a production fabrication facility where the student researches, designs, and fabricates a product based on customer's specifications. Products that are developed must meet customer's quality expectations.
Prereq: Manufacturing Enterprises (10457131)
Robotic Arc Welding, Advanced
10-621-113
2
An overview of robots used in industry. Automatic welding principles, including material handling, jigs and fixturing, are evaluated. Students program a robot to weld fixtured parts using the GMAW process.
Prereq: Robotic Arc Welding, Basic (10442127 or 10621127)
Welding NDE, Codes & Testing
10-621-134
3
Provides an overview of welding codes and nondestructive examination (NDE). Covers the study of specific welding code and includes cutting, polishing, and testing weldments per code. NDE focuses on Visual Examination, Liquid Penetrant, Magnetic Particle, and Ultrasonic Testing. Instruction includes both theoretical and hands-on NDE methodology.
Prereq: Welding Processing, Design & Costs (10621115)
Advanced Welding Processes
10-621-140
2
Covers the advantages and disadvantages of advanced GMAW and GTAW pulsing and waveforms available with modern welding power sources. Students will use the lab to compare standard welding techniques to advanced pulsing or waveforms. Students will develop welding parameters that meet the required structural, cosmetic and/or mechanical specifications.
Prereq: GMAW Techniques 1 (10442123 or 10621123), GMAW Techniques 2 (10442124 or 10621124), GTAW Techniques (10442126 or 10621126); Coreq: Survey of Physics (10806139)

Occupational Supportive (9 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.
Survey of Physics
10-806-139
3
Emphasizes understanding basic physics concepts through laboratory investigation and applications. Topics include kinematics, dynamics, work, energy, power, temperature, heat, waves, electricity, magnetism, electromagnetic waves, optics, and atomic and nuclear physics.
Prereq: College Technical Math 1A (10804113) or College Mathematics (10804107) or College Technical Math 1 (10804115) or instructor approval
Think Critically & Creatively
10-809-103
3
Provides instruction in the vital, realistic and practical methods of thinking which are in high demand in all occupations of substance today. Decision making, problem solving, detailed analysis of ideas, troubleshooting, argumentation, persuasion, creativity, setting goals and objectives, and more are considered in-depth as the student applies specific thinking strategies and tools to situations in a wide variety of workplace, personal, academic and cultural situations.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.

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