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.
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- Wausau Fully Available
- Antigo Mostly Available
- Medford General Studies Only
- Phillips Mostly Available
- Spencer Partially Available
- Wittenberg General Studies Only
Approximate Cost$14,146 (Tuition: $12137, Books: $2009)
Average Starting Salary$30,742 According to Economic Modeling Specialists International.
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- Demonstrate industry-recognized safety practices
- Interpret welding drawings
- Produce shielded metal arc welds
- Produce gas metal arc welds
- Produce flux core arc 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
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