Metal Fabrication/Welding Certificate

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The metal fabrication/welding certificate teaches welding skills in the areas of shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), flux core arc welding (FCAW), gas and tungsten arc welding (GTAW), oxy-fuel welding (OFW), oxy-fuel cutting (OFC), and plasma arc cutting (PAC). The students also will receive training in safety and basic blueprint reading, and metallurgy. This certificate gives the student the skills needed to successfully enter the field of welding.

Suggested/Sample Course Sequence

The sequence taken by the student may vary depending on prerequisites, course availability, and personal/ professional responsibilities.

(Major Code 4790; State CIP Code 48.0508)

First Semester

INDT 125Industrial Safety/OSHA 303
MFAB 180Blueprint and Symbols Reading for Welders2
MFAB 240Metallurgy2
MFAB 124Introduction to Welding3
INDT 155Workplace Skills1
Total Hours11

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
Total Hours9

Third Semester

MFAB 205Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) II*3
MFAB 210Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) II*3
MFAB 220Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW)*3
Total Hours9

Total Program Hours: 29