Today's manufacturers need skilled and experienced professionals to cut, bend and assemble metal parts, transforming raw materials into practical and profitable products. Moraine Park’s two-semester Metal Fabrication technical diploma provides hands-on experience necessary for students to develop fabricating skills needed to achieve the FMA Precision Sheet Metal certification.
Students learn how to read prints as wells as automated cutting, forming and welding using lean practices, gas metal arc welding, shielded metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding and oxy-fuel cutting. Graduates build metal products start to finish. Those interested in continuing their deducation may transfer their credits into Moraine Park's Fabrication Technologies associate of applied science degree.
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 Salary Range for Recent Graduates
- $122.20 per credit (resident)
- $183.30 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
- Submit the college admission application.
- Submit the $30 one-time fee.
- Submit high school and other official college transcripts.
- Meet with Admissions to discuss order of courses and prerequisites (required for this program).
- Check with Admissions if any additional steps are required.
Please visit the Admissions page for general information.
|103-159||**Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office||1|
|442-109||Welding for Fabricators||4|
|623-110||Technical Print Reading||2|
|804-113||College Technical Math 1A||3|
|457-146||Advanced Fabrication Techniques||4|
|457-148||Metal Cutting and Forming Processes||3|
|801-136||English Composition 1||3|
|Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements||31|
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.