Welding Fabrication & Robotics Associate Degree


Technical diploma graduates who desire increased knowledge and skill development in the Welding field may pursue a second year in the Welding Fabrication & Robotics Associate Degree program. Students will have the opportunity to program and operate CNC cutting and forming equipment and robotic welders, displaying the skills needed to work in an advanced metal manufacturing environment. Students will also expand their blueprint reading skills through fabrication layout, fixturing and precision measurement. Welding metallurgy, inspection and machine shop principles will also be studied. Critical thinking skills will be built through problem solving activities that foster teamwork, positive attitudes, outstanding work ethics and an understanding of global competition.
Graduates will be able to

  • Demonstrate industry-recognized safety practices
  • Interpret welding drawings
  • Produce shielded metal arc welds
  • Produce gas metal arc welds
  • Produce flux core welds
  • Produce gas tungsten arc welds
  • Perform thermal cutting
  • Program and operate CNC cutting equipment
  • Program and operate CNC forming equipment
  • Program and operate robotic welders
  • Layout and fabricate weldments per print specification