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Awards - Welding and Metal Fabrication
Title
Welding and Metal Fabrication 
Award Associate of Applied Science 
Total Credits for Award 60.00 
Admission Requirements

Students are accepted into this program in fall and spring semesters.

Courses in this program require achievement of the following minimum placements:

 
Program Description

MCTC's Welding and Metal Fabrication program will provide you with the technical knowledge and hands-on skills you need to gain entry level employment with manufacturing plants and various other industries. This program will introduce you to current welding and metal fabrication processes widely used in a great variety of work environments. Throughout the program, you will receive practical information on how metal fabrication processes work. Then, you will apply that knowledge in a hands-on environment by utilizing welding and metal fabrication equipment. By examining your projects with the instructor, you will begin to develop a skill and knowledge base that will be useful in shops and at work sites. In addition, you will learn about shop safety and safe work practices, blueprint reading, applied math, and general fabrication methods.

 
Program Learning Outcome #1 Perform basic math and geometry, understand measurement fundamentals and be able to read measuring instruments including tape measures, machinists rule, caliper, squares and micrometers 
Program Learning Outcome #2 Interpret blueprints and welding symbols 
Program Learning Outcome #3 Understand safety related to Oxy/Acetylene equipment and be able to perform BW and OFC-A and PAC 
Program Learning Outcome #4 Understand and safely utilize arc welding equipment and be able to perform SMAW, GMAW-S, GMAW-Spray transfer and GMAW-P, FCAW-S, FCAW-G and GTAW to industry standards 
Program Learning Outcome #5 Understand and safely utilize manual and automated shop fabrication equipment and be able to use tools and equipment to fabricate parts 
Program Learning Outcome #6 Perform welder qualification tests to industry standards 

Course Requirements: First Semester

First Semester

COURSE #

TITLE

CREDITS

 First Semester Fall Start: Students who begin during a fall term will follow this course sequence:

 WELD 1000

 Applied Shop Mathematics and Measuring Devices

 3.00

 WELD 1050

 Oxy/Acetylene Brazing and Cutting

 2.00

 WELD 1100

 Shielded Metal Arc Welding

 4.00

 WELD 1150

 Blueprint Reading and Welding Symbols

 3.00

 General Education

 Choose any course from MnTC Goal Area 1

 3.00

 

*First Semester Spring Start: Students who begin during a spring term will follow this course sequence:

 WELD 1300

Gas Metal Arc Welding

 3.00

 WELD 1350

 Flux Core Arc Welding

 2.00

 ARTS 2233

 Sculpture: Direct Metals

 3.00

  General Education

 Choose any course from MnTC Goal Area 1

 3.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS Fall Start:

TOTAL CREDITS Spring Start:

 15.00

 11.00

*Students who begin during a spring term will complete their required coursework in five semesters.  

 
Course Requirements: Second Semester

COURSE #

TITLE

CREDITS

Second Semester Fall Start: Students who begin during a fall term will follow this course sequence in their second semester

 WELD 1250

 Layout and Volumes

 2.00

 WELD 1300

 Gas Metal Arc Welding 

 3.00 

 WELD 1350

 Flux Core Arc Welding

 2.00

 WELD 1400

 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding-DC Applications

 3.00

 WELD 1450

 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding-AC Applications

 2.00

 WELD 1500

 Fabrication Shop/Equipment

 3.00

 

 

 

*Second Semester Spring Start: Students who begin during a spring term will follow this course sequence in thier second semester

 WELD 1000

 Applied Shop Mathematics and Measuring Devices

 3.00 

 WELD 1050

 Oxy/Acetylene Brazing and Cutting

 2.00 

 WELD 1100

 Shielded Metal Arc Welding

 4.00

 WELD 1150

 Blueprint Reading and Welding Symbols

 3.00 

 

                                                 TOTAL CREDITS SPRING:

                                                        TOTAL CREDITS FALL:

15.00  

12.00

 *Students who begin during a spring term will complete their required coursework in five semesters.  

 
Course Requirements: Third Semester

COURSE #

TITLE

CREDITS

Third Semester Fall Start: Students who begin during a fall term will follow this course sequence in their third semester

 WELD 2600

 Pipe Welding

 3.00

 WELD 2650

 Advanced GTAW

 3.00

 WELD 2700

 Advanced Blueprint and Welding Symbols

 3.00

 ARTS 2233

 Sculpture: Direct Metals

 3.00

 General Education

 Choose a course from one of the following MnTC Goal Areas 7, 8, 9 or 10

 3.00

 

*Third Semester Spring Start: Students who begin during a spring term will follow this course sequence in their third semester

 WELD 1250

 Layout and Volumes

 2.00

 WELD 1400

 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding-DC Applications

 3.00

 WELD 1450

 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding-AC Applications

 2.00

 WELD 1500

 Fabrication Sop/Equipment

 3.00

 

                                                          TOTAL CREDITS Fall:

                                                   TOTAL CREDITS SPRING:

 15.00

 10.00

 *Students who begin during a spring term will complete their required coursework in five semesters.  

 
Course Requirements: Fourth Semester

COURSE #

TITLE

CREDITS

Fourth Semester Fall Start: Students who begin during a fall term will follow this course sequence in their fourth semester

 WELD 2800

 Advanced GMAW

 3.00

 WELD 2850

 Welder Qualification

 2.00

 WELD 2900

 Advanced Shop Fabrication/Equipment

 2.00

 WELD 2950

 Inspection and Testing

 2.00

 General Education

 Choose any 2 courses from any of the MnTC Goal Areas

 6.00

 

*Fourth Semester Spring Start: Students who begin during a spring term will follow this course sequence in their fourth semester

WELD 2600

Pipe Welding

 3.00

WELD 2650

Advanced GTAW

 3.00

WELD 2700

Advanced Blueprint and Welding Symbols

 3.00

General Education

Choose any 2 courses from any of the MnTC Goal Areas

 6.00

 

                                                   TOTAL CREDITS SPRING:

                                                        TOTAL CREDITS FALL:

 15.00

 15.00

*Students who begin during a spring term will complete their required coursework in five semesters.  

Fifth Semester

COURSE #

TITLE

CREDITS

Fifth Semester Spring Start: Students who begin during a spring term will follow this course sequence in their fifth semester

 WELD 2800

 Advanced GMAW

 3.00

 WELD 2850

 Welder Qualification

 2.00

 WELD 2900

 Advanced Shop Fabrication/Equipment

 2.00

 WELD 2950

 Inspection and Testing

 2.00

 General Education

 Choose any course from any of the MnTC Goal Areas

 3.00

 

                                         TOTAL CREDITS:

 12.00

 

General Education Courses (15 Credits):

To complete the Welding and Metal Fabrication A.A.S. Degree, students are required to successfully complete 15 credits of General Education coursework.  This coursework must be selected from at least three of the MnTC Goal Areas. A minimum of three credits must be completed from MnTC Goal Area 1 and three credits from MnTC Goal Areas 7, 8, 9 or 10. ARTS 2233: Sculpture: Direct Metals is a required course and meets MnTC Goal Area 6.

Additional information:

To participate in the program, you should be in good physical health and possess stamina, be able to lift 50 pounds, and have good eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity. With additional education and training, you may advance to more skilled jobs in the manufacturing and construction fields or open your own shop. Welding courses are also valuable for persons who have careers or interests that require some welding knowledge.