Program Description

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.

Approximate Cost

$12,779
Tuition: $11726 , Books: $1053

Starting Salary

$37,505
Average, based on the annual Graduate Outcomes Report

Financial Aid

Available

Availability

Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

100%
at Wausau
30-40 %
at Antigo
< 10 %
at Medford
30-40 %
at Phillips
< 10 %
at Spencer
< 10 %
at Wittenberg

* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.

Outcomes

Graduates will be able to…

  • Inspect product
  • Layout components/assemblies
  • Join materials to detailed drawings
  • Cut materials to detailed drawings
  • Form materials to detailed drawings
  • Demonstrate industry-recognized safety practices

Courses

The Welding Fabrication and Robotics Associate Degree is a 62 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

INTRODUCTION TO WELDING 2.00
WELD PRINT READING 2.00
GAS METAL ARC WELDING 3.00
WELD INSPECTION & TESTING 1.00
SAFETY IN MANUFACTURING 1.00
THERMAL CUTTING 1.00
ADVANCED GAS METAL ARC WELDING 3.00
COLLEGE MATHEMATICS 3.00

Second Term

INTRO TO WELDING CNC APPLICATIONS 1.00
WELDING FABRICATION TECHNIQUES 3.00
SHIELDED METAL ARC WELDING 2.00
FLUX CORED ARC WELDING 3.00
GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING 5.00
SOLIDWORKS 1 1.00
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION 3.00
ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 3.00

Third Term

INTRODUCTION TO MACHINE SHOP 2.00
ROBOTIC WELDING APPLICATIONS 1 2.00
WELDING LASER PROGRAMMING 1.00
WELDING LASER OPERATIONS 1.00
WELDING METAL FORMING 1 1.00
SOLIDWORKS FOR WELDERS 1.00
ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION 3.00
INTRODUCTION TO DIVERSITY STUDIES 3.00

Fourth Term

LAYOUT & WELDING FABRICATION 1 2.00
LAYOUT & WELDING FABRICATION 2 2.00
ROBOTIC WELDING APPLICATIONS 2 2.00
WELDING METALLURGY 1.00
WELDING METAL FORMING 2 1.00
TECHNICAL REPORTING 3.00
PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS 3.00
INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY 3.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Transfer Information

The following transfer guides executed in partnership with post-secondary institutions are based on articulation agreements and are a guide to provide an easy way to understand how credits transfer.

Admissions Process

Our application process takes just a few minutes to complete, but we want to make sure you have the things you’ll need on hand to complete the application. We’re here to help if you have any questions while submitting your application.

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What’s Next?

We’ll review your application and let you know if we need anything else. If you’re all set, your acceptance letter will be mailed to you.