Moraine Park’s two-semester Metal Fabrication technical diploma helps individuals develop fabrication skills that are used in today’s industries. Through hands-on experience, students gain skills in fabricating that may lead to FMA Precision Sheet Metal certification. Students build metal products start to finish. Students read prints and learn automated cutting, forming and welding using lean practices. Students learn gas metal arc welding, shielded metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding and oxy-fuel cutting. The coursework also provides instruction in math, communications skills, lean manufacturing practices and quality applications used in today’s advanced manufacturing companies.
Representatives from business and industry have identified skills that are essential to success in manufacturing. Students will be expected to demonstrate the Critical Core Manufacturing Skills (CCMS) throughout all manufacturing classes. These skills include: work cooperatively, work productively, listen effectively, demonstrate a positive attitude, maintain a safe work environment, demonstrate integrity, communicate clearly, follow directions, apply problem solving strategies, apply mathematical reasoning, think critically and adapt to change.
Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates
- $128.40 per credit (resident)
- $192.60 per credit (out-of-state resident)
- *Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
- Interpret industrial prints.
- Apply mathematical reasoning.
- Set-up and operate industrial welding and cutting equipment.
- Set-up and operate metal fabrication equipment.
- Press Brake Operator
- Laser Operator
Opportunities for Advancement
Graduates of the program may directly transfer their credits into Moraine Park's Fabrication Technologies associate of applied science degree if they decide to continue their education. Students who plan to continue with the Fabrication Technologies program should follow the Metal Fabrication to Fabrication Technologies academic planner.
- Submit the college admission application.
- Submit the $30 one-time fee.
- Submit high school and other official college transcripts.
- Take the college assessment test (ACCUPLACER, ACT or other). The ACCUPLACER assessment can be taken at MPTC.
- Attend a program orientation with your advisor.
- Check with Admissions if any additional steps are required.
Please visit the Admissions page for general information.
The information below is provided as a federal requirement in an effort to help students make informed educational decisions. Specifically, Gainful Employment aims to provide information related to future potential debt burden in comparison to the expected earnings in a chosen program or field.
|103-159||**Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office||1|
|442-309||Introduction to Welding Processes||4|
|442-331||Welding Print Reading||2|
|804-360||Occupational Mathematics 1||2|
|457-146||Advanced Fabrication Techniques||4|
|457-148||Metal Cutting and Forming Processes||3|
|- OR -|
|801-136||English Composition 1||3|
|804-113||College Technical Mathematics 1A||3|
|Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements||32|
A capstone project is the exit assessment graduation requirement for the program.
** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation. Consequently, they are not part of the program credit requirements.
Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.
*Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.
Student project may incur additional fees.
For co-curricular activities and opportunities related to this program/certificate, click here.