Technical diploma graduates who want to increase their knowledge and skill development in the Welding field may pursue a second year in the Welding Fabrication & Robotics Associate Degree program. Learners program and operate CNC cutting and forming equipment, as well as robotic welders, developing the skills needed to work in an advanced metal manufacturing environment. Learners also expand their print reading skills through fabrication layout, fixturing and precision measurement. Welding metallurgy and machine shop principles are also studied. Critical thinking skills are built through problem solving activities that foster teamwork, positive attitudes and an understanding of global competition.