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Awards - Welding and Metal Fabrication
Title
Welding and Metal Fabrication 
Award Certificate 
Total Credits for Award 30.00 
Admission Requirements

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.

 

Course Requirements: First Semester

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

COURSE #

TITLE

CREDITS

 WELD 1000

 Applied Shop Mathematics and Measuring Devices

 3.00

 WELD 1050

 Oxy/Acetylene Brazing and Cutting

 2.00

 WELD 1100

 Shielding 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

 

TOTAL CREDITS:

 15.00

 

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

COURSE #

TITLE

CREDITS

 WELD 2050

 Gas Metal Arc Welding

 3.00

 WELD 2100

 Flux Core Arc Welding

 2.00

 WELD 2150

 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding-DC Applications

 3.00

 General Education

 Choose any course from MnTC Goal Area 1

 3.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS:

 11.00

 
Course Requirements: Second Semester

Second Semester for fall start: students who begin program during fall semester will follow this course sequence:

COURSE #

TITLE

CREDITS

 WELD 2000

 Layout (Volumes) and Fixture

 2.00

 WELD 2050

 Gas Metal Arc Welding

 3.00

 WELD 2100

 Flux Core Arc Welding

 2.00

 WELD 2150

 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding-DC Applications

 3.00

 WELD 2200

 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding-AC Applications

 2.00

 WELD 2500

 Fabrication Shop/Equipment

 3.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS:

 15.00

 

Second Semester for spring start: students who begin program during spring semester will follow this course sequence:

COURSE #

TITLE

CREDITS

 WELD 1000

 Applied Shop Mathematics and Measuring Devices

 3.00

 WELD 1050

 Oxy/Acetylene Welding, Brazing and Cutting

 2.00

 WELD 1100

 Shielding Metal Arc Welding

 4.00

 WELD 1150

 Blueprint Reading and Welding Symbols

 3.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS:

 12.00

 
Course Requirements: Third Semester

Third Semester for Spring Start: Students who began during a spring term will follow this course sequence.

COURSE #

TITLE

CREDITS

 WELD 2000

 Layout (Volumes) and Fixture

 2.00

 WELD 2200

 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding-AC Applications

 2.00

 WELD 2500

 Fabrication Shop/Equipment

 3.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS:

 7.00

General Education Courses (3 Credits):

To complete the Welding and Metal Fabrication Certificate, you are required to successfully complete three credits of General Education coursework from the MnTC Goal Area 1.