Graduates from this program are prepared to enter the industry as machine operators, production machinists, welders, fabricators, assemblers and tool builders. The course of study includes: manual milling and turning; measurement and materials; job planning and layout; metallurgy; oxygen-fuel welding and cutting; shielded metal arc welding (SMAW-stick); gas metal arc welding (GMAW-MIG); gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW-TIG); and the various fabrication processes.
The program’s curriculum is closely aligned with standards set forth by National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) and the American Welding Society (AWS). Arts & Sciences curriculum supports the technical coursework by enhancing the students’ communication, mathematics and critical thinking skills.
Graduates earn an associate of Applied Science degree; the program takes two years (four semesters) to complete.
Welder; Fabricator; Millwright; Pipefitter
Data reflects placement for AY2013-14 graduates indicating employment in their field of study within 6 months following graduation. Full data calculations are available for review during College open hours Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT at Career Services or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Despatch Industries; BAUER Manufacturing, Inc.; Caterpillar, Inc.; GE Power & Water; Protofab Engineering
SOURCE: Based on the 2012-2013 Edition of the Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, www.bls.gov.