Metal Fabrication Technology (MF)
(Effective Fall 2017)
- School of Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies
- Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
- More Information about Metal Fabrication Technology
This program prepares graduates with well-rounded metal fabrication skills in welding, machining, and sheet metal fabrication. Graduates will be well versed in welding processes such as Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) and Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW), machining processes that include mill, lathe, grinding, heat treating and CNC applications, and sheet metal fabrication processes using English wheels, shrinking & stretching equipment, bead rollers, sheet metal brakes, rotary shears, press brakes, and power hammers.
This diverse combination of metal working skills will provide a versatile graduate with an ability to work for a variety of industries or as an entrepreneur.
Metal fabricators, assemblers, machinist, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) technician, production technician, manufacturing assistant, production welder. These opportunities exist in companies that specialize in custom metal fabrication, specialty parts fabrication, all forms of industrial manufacturing, and classic vehicle maintenance and repair.
Recommended High School Subjects
Basic math, such as algebra, would be appropriate to start the program without the need for remediation. Penn College NOW course work in machining or welding may afford the student advanced credit. Basic English and reading skills should be stressed.
Special Equipment Needs
Students will be required to have the tools listed on the welding website and tools listed on the machining website
All entering students will be tested for English, math, and reading deficiencies. Students are expected to remediate any deficiencies as explained in this online catalog (see http://www.pct.edu/catalog/PlacementTesting ). Students should remediate any deficiencies prior to enrollment. It is recommended that students remediate deficiencies in the following order of priority: mathematics, English, reading.
This major is subject to the transfer standards established by the College (see http://www.pct.edu/catalog/TransferringCredits ). Exceptions must be approved by the school dean
Program GoalsA graduate of this major should be able to:
- demonstrate safe work habits when working with industrial machinery;
- demonstrate critical thinking when working from technical drawings, including proper selection of materials and building the desired product to completion;
- identify health hazards associated with metal fabrication in an industrial setting.
- demonstrate correct welding procedures, with an understanding of metal preparation, and proper welding techniques; and
- demonstrate the ability to communicate in a professional manner while working an individual or in groups.
|FYE101||First Year Experience||1|
|CSC124||Information, Technology, and Society||3|
|MTH124||Technical Algebra and Trigonometry I||3|
|MTH180||College Algebra and Trigonometry I||3|
|RST110||Sheet Metal Forming & Fabrication||3|
|CIM101||Basic Machine Tool Programming||3|
|WEL102||Welding Blueprint and Layout||3|
|MTT212||Machine Tool Applications||4|
|SAF110||Occupational Health and Safety||2|
|MTT222||Fixture Design and Fabrication||4|
|ENL111||English Composition I||3|
|WEL132||Flux Cored I||2|
|WEL114||Shielded Metal Arc I||2|
|WEL136||Flux Cored II||2|
|WEL116||Shielded Metal Arc II||2|
|ENL201||Technical and Professional Communication||3|
|MSC106||Introduction to Metallurgy||4|
|CIM123||CNC Programming and Machining||4|
|WEL240||Basic CNC Programming||3|
|WEL120||Gas Metal Arc I||2|
|WEL123||Gas Tungsten Arc I||2|
|WEL124||Gas Metal Arc II||2|
|WEL129||Gas Tungsten Arc II||2|
|FIT||Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective||1|
|SSE||Social Science Elective||3|
|FOR||Foreign Language Elective||3|
|IFE||International Field Experience Elective||3|
The machining course work in this associate degree is included in the Accredited Testing/Certificaiton Institute for the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS). This accreditation enables our certified faculty to offer NIMS certification exams to our students or to award alternative credit to those students who have already successfully completed certification exams.