Major ID: 350C
Program Start Dates: Spring
Professional fabricators and CNC operators are highly skilled individuals who excel in math, geometry, formulations, programming, critical thinking and blueprint reading. Physical requirements include good eyesight, good hand and eye coordination, standing for long periods of time and the ability to perform heavy, physical work.
Robotic welding is an exciting and growing part of the welding profession. Robotic tools can automate some high production applications, such as resistance spot welding and arc welding.
Students must be a graduate of the Welding Technology Diploma (WLDG) or have instructor approval.
Fabricators and CNC operators work in manufacturing plants as production welders, specialist welders, layout engineers, press brake and CNC operators both in structural and non-structural settings. Welding/fabricating is widely used in the aircraft, automotive, heavy equipment, sheet metal, and other trades that use fabrication and CNC equipment.
- Graduates will have the knowledge and skills in setup and break-down procedures of CNC equipment including press brake, CNC plasma cutting and robotic welding.
- Graduates will have knowledge and skills in sheet metal bend deduction formulation.
- Graduates will have acquired supervised hands-on experience in using various welding and finishing processes and fabrication equipment.
- Graduates will be prepared for employment in the welding industry and related fabrication fields.
Estimated cost for student supplies $520.