The Metal Fabrication/Welding Technology program offers students the required skills and knowledge to get an entry level position in a variety of welding career options. It builds off of the welding certificate to include additional training in the major processes as well as opportunities to learn machining, FCAW, and common fabrication practices along with the general education courses required to be a well-rounded critical thinker. These skills make a welder more employable and promotable in their field.

(Major Code 2460; CIP Code 48.0508)

Welding (Metal Fabrication) Program web page

Associate of Applied Science Degree

First Semester

COMS 155Workplace Skills1
MFAB 124Introduction to Welding3
MFAB 126Cutting Processes for Welding*3
MFAB 131Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) I*3
MFAB 180Blueprint and Symbols Reading for Welders2
MFAB 205Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) II*3
Total Hours15

Second Semester

CMGT 100Industrial Safety/OSHA-303
MFAB 133Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) I*3
MFAB 136Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) I*3
MFAB 210Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) II*3
MFAB 240Metallurgy2
MFAB 241Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) II*3
Total Hours17

Third Semester

ENGL 121Composition I*3
MATH 130Technical Mathematics I*3
MFAB 128Basic Machine Tool Technology3
MFAB 215Fabrication Practices I*3
Technical Electives (see below)6
Total Hours18

Fourth Semester

ENGL 123Technical Writing I*3
HPER 200First Aid and CPR2
MFAB 220Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW)*3
Humanities Elective ^3
Social Science Elective ^3
Technical Electives (see below)3
Total Hours17
Total Program Hours: 67

Technical Electives

CMGT 150Construction Safety/OSHA-303
MFAB 140Maintenance Repair Welding*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

This course has registration requirements.


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