Metal Fabrication/Welding Technology, AAS

The Metal Fabrication/Welding Technology program offers two distinct career path options. The Structural option is designed to train students to operate welding equipment to weld structural metal components/members. The Manufacturing option is designed to train students to operate welding equipment to weld metal components in a manufacturing environment.

The student will be required to choose either the Structural or Manufacturing option for their third and fourth semester classes.

(Major Code 2460; State CIP Code 48.0508)

Associate of Applied Science Degree

First Semester

MFAB 180Blueprint and Symbols Reading for Welders2
MFAB 124Introduction to Welding3
MFAB 240Metallurgy2
MATH 130Technical Mathematics I* (or higher)3
ENGL 121Composition I*3
MFAB 128Basic Machine Tool Technology3
Total Hours16

Second Semester

MFAB 131Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) I*3
MFAB 133Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) I*3
MFAB 136Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) I*3
ENGL 123Technical Writing I*3
HPER 200First Aid and CPR2
Social Science Elective ^3
Total Hours17
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Third Semester (Structural Option)

MFAB 205Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) II*3
MFAB 210Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) II*3
MFAB 215Fabrication Practices I*3
INDT 155Workplace Skills1
MFAB 220Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW)*3
INDT 125Industrial Safety/OSHA 303
Total Hours16

Third Semester (Manufacturing Option)

MFAB 205Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) II*3
MFAB 210Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) II*3
MFAB 255Advanced Machine Tool Technology*3
INDT 155Workplace Skills1
MFAB 241Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) II*3
INDT 125Industrial Safety/OSHA 303
Total Hours16

Fourth Semester (Structural Option)

Related Electives (see below)6
Note: INDT 150 is strongly recommended as an elective
MFAB 259Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) III*3
MFAB 250Fabrication Practices II*3
Humanities Elective ^3
Total Hours15
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Fourth Semester (Manufacturing Option)

Related Electives (see below)6
Note: INDT 150 is strongly recommended as an elective
MFAB 152Manufacturing Materials and Processes3
MFAB 140Maintenance Repair Welding*3
Humanities Elective ^3
Total Hours15
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Related Electives

AET 140Actuator and Sensor Systems*3
AET 160Programmable Logic Controllers I*3
AUTO 121Small Engine Service3
BUS 120Management Attitudes and Motivation3
BUS 140Principles of Supervision3
BUS 145Small Business Management3
ENTR 142Fast Trac Business Plan3
CET 105Construction Methods3
CIS 124Introduction to Computer Concepts and Applications3
HVAC 167Sheet Metal Layout and Fabrication3
INDT 150Construction Safety/OSHA 303
MATH 131Technical Mathematics II*3
MFAB 140Maintenance Repair Welding*3
MFAB 152Manufacturing Materials and Processes3
MFAB 203Introduction to Ornamental Iron*3
MFAB 215Fabrication Practices I*3
MFAB 220Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW)*3
MFAB 241Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) II*3
MFAB 250Fabrication Practices II*3
MFAB 255Advanced Machine Tool Technology*3
MFAB 259Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) III*3
MFAB 271Metal Fabrication Internship*3

Total Program Hours: 64