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 INSPECTION & TESTING 1.00
SAFETY IN MANUFACTURING 1.00
THERMAL CUTTING 1.00
WELD PRINT READING 1: BASIC VIEWS AND DIMENSIONS 1.00
WELD PRINT READING 2: OTHER VIEWS AND SYMBOLS 1.00
GAS METAL ARC WELDING 1: SPRAY TRANSFER 1.00
GAS METAL ARC WELDING 2: SHORT CIRCUIT TRANSFER (HORIZONTAL) 1.00
GAS METAL ARC WELDING 3: SHORT CIRCUIT TRANSFER (VERTICAL & OVERHEAD) 1.00
GAS METAL ARC WELDING 4: PULSED SPRAY TRANSFER 1.00
GAS METAL ARC WELDING 5: ALUMINUM 1.00
GAS METAL ARC WELDING 6: STAINLESS STEEL 1.00
SOLIDWORKS 1 1.00
COLLEGE MATHEMATICS 3.00

Second Term

INTRO TO WELDING CNC APPLICATIONS 1.00
WELDING FABRICATION TECHNIQUES 1: INTERNATIONAL WELD SYMBOLS 1.00
WELDING FABRICATION TECHNIQUES 2: GD&T AND PIPE PRINTS 1.00
WELDING FABRICATION TECHNIQUES 3: PRODUCTION WELDING 1.00
SHIELDED METAL ARC WELDING 1: E7018 1.00
SHIELDED METAL ARC WELDING 2: E6010, E7018 1.00
FLUX CORED ARC WELDING 1: THEORY, MAINTENANCE AND SET-UP 1.00
FLUX CORED ARC WELDING 2: .045 DIAMETER WIRE 1.00
FLUX CORED ARC WELDING 3: SUBMERGED ARC WELDING & 1/16" DIAMETER WIRE 1.00
GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING 1: CARBON STEEL, FLAT AND HORIZONTAL POSITIONS 1.00
GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING 2: CARBON STEEL, VERTICAL AND OVERHEAD POSITIONS 1.00
GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING 3: STAINLESS STEEL 1.00
GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING 4: ALUMINUM 1.00
GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING 5: PIPE AND TUBING 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
WELDING METAL FORMING 2 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
TECHNICAL REPORTING 3.00
PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS 3.00
INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY 3.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Pathways

Pathways are a series of connected programs that enable you to advance over time to better jobs and higher levels of education and training. By earning one degree, you could also be completing several courses of a related program in a pathway, bringing you one step closer to an advanced degree.

If you begin with one of the following programs, you will earn significant credit towards this Welding Fabrication and Robotics Associate Degree:

  • Welding Robotic Operation will provide you with 21% (13 of 62 credits) of the total credits in this Welding Fabrication and Robotics Associate Degree

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.

School Name Degree Name
Colorado State University - Global Business Management
Colorado State University - Global Human Services
Colorado State University - Global Information Technology
Colorado State University - Global Project Management
Lakeland University Accounting
Lakeland University Business Administration
Lakeland University Communication
Lakeland University Computer Science
Lakeland University Criminal Justice
Lakeland University Food Safety and Quality
Lakeland University Hospitality Management
Lakeland University Management Information System
Lakeland University Marketing
Lakeland University Organizational Management
Lakeland University Psychology
Marian University Technology Education
Minnesota State University-Moorhead B.S. in Operations Management
Northern Michigan University BS in Applied Workplace Leadership
Rasmussen College Accelerated Business Management
Rasmussen College Accelerated Business Systems Analysis
Rasmussen College Accelerated Criminal Justice - Leadership and Management
Rasmussen College Accelerated Early Childhood Education Leadership
Rasmussen College Accelerated Finance
Rasmussen College Accelerated Healthcare Management
Rasmussen College Accelerated Human Resources and Organizational Leadership
Rasmussen College Accelerated Human Services
Rasmussen College Accelerated Marketing-Digital Marketing
Rasmussen College Accelerated Supply Chain and Logistics Management
Siena Heights University Bachelor of Applied Science
UW Green Bay B.A.S Organizational Leadership
UW Oshkosh BAS in Organizational Studies
UW Platteville Industrial Technology Management
UW Stevens Point Bachelor of Applied Studies in Organizational Leadership
UW Stout BS in Career, Technical Education and Training
UW Stout BS in Management

Admissions Process

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