The Metal Forming Certificate is a 8–9 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

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WELDING METAL FORMING 1 (10442175)

1.00

Applies principles of bending in metal fabrication. Learners select tools, calculate blank lengths, develop bend corrections and sequence bends. Learners perform bends in the manual mode and with software assist.

Pre/Corequisite: 10-442-181 WELD PRINT READING 1 and 10-442-182 WELD PRINT READING 2.

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WELDING METAL FORMING 2 (10442176)

1.00

Expands on bending principles explored in Metal Forming 1. Learners explore advanced tooling solutions, metal rolling, radial bending and hemming.

Pre/Corequisite: 10-442-175 WELDING METAL FORMING 1.

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SOLIDWORKS FOR WELDERS (10442179)

1.00

Builds on skills developed in Solidworks 1. Learners use sheet metal functions to create parts formable parts and assemblies.

Prerequisite 10-606-133 SOLIDWORKS 1.

WELD PRINT READING 1: BASIC VIEWS AND DIMENSIONS (10442181)

1.00

Develop print interpretation skills needed in metal fabrication. Learners study orthographic projection, dimensioning, welding symbols and bill of materials. Learners apply concepts in hands-on activities, practicing basic layout skills and safe operation of saws, shears and drills.

WELD PRINT READING 2: OTHER VIEWS AND SYMBOLS (10442182)

1.00

Builds on print interpretation skills developed in Weld Print Reading 1. Learners study increasingly complicated prints and welding symbols. Learners will apply concepts in hands-on activities, practicing basic layout skills and safe operation of saws, shears and drills.

SOLIDWORKS 1 (10606133)

1.00

Introduces the learner to basic SolidWorks commands to produce 3-dimentsional parts, assemblies and engineering drawings. The learner will master beginner level commands and have a thorough understanding of the basic operation of the software.

Industry Credentials Accepted:
  • SolidWorks Certified Associate Exam CSWA

COLLEGE MATHEMATICS (10804107)

3.00

This course is designed to review and develop fundamental concepts of mathematics pertinent to the areas of: 1) arithmetic and algebra; 2) geometry and trigonometry; and 3) probability and statistics. Special emphasis is placed on problem solving, critical thinking and logical reasoning, making connections and using calculators. Topics include performing arithmetic operations and simplifying algebraic expressions, solving linear equations and inequalities in one variable, solving proportions and incorporating percent applications, manipulating formulas, solving and graphing systems of linear equations and inequalities in two variables, finding areas and volumes of geometric figures, applying similar and congruent triangles, converting measurements within and between U.S. and metric systems, applying Pythagorean Theorem, solving right and oblique triangles, calculating probabilities, organizing data and interpreting charts, calculating central and spread measures and summarizing and analyzing data.

NTC Assessments Offered:
National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® College Mathematics

APPLIED MATHEMATICS 1 (31804305)

2.00

Review and application of basic arithmetic skills involving whole numbers, fractions and decimals. Introduction and application of percents, area, volume, ratios and proportions will also be covered. The measurement system, angle, perimeter, square and board feet and formulas for geometric shapes as well as algebra will be taught.

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Test-Out Option Term Definitions

Test

An exam that is scored by faculty or staff in NTC’s Testing Center.

Skill Demonstration

A performance of your expertise that is evaluated by faculty.

Combination: Test & Skill Demonstration

A combination of both a test and a skill demonstration.

Portfolio

A collection and explanation of your past learning through work or life experience.

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If you have questions about this program, please contact our Career Coaches at 715.803.1645.

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