To learn more, visit: https://www.morainepark.edu/academics/programs/metal-fabrication/
Program Number: 31-457-2
Technical Diploma (1 year)
Campus: Fond du Lac; most courses at Jackson Regional Center
This program is eligible for financial aid
Take your passion for developing a plan, solving problems and working with your hands into a career in metal fabrication with a technical diploma from Moraine Park Technical College.
About the Program
Moraine Park’s three-semester Metal Fabrication technical diploma gives students hands-on experience in fabricating metal products from start to ﬁnish. Students work on individual and team projects, as well as service- learning projects for the community.
What You'll Learn
In Moraine Park’s hands-on metal fabrication courses, students learn how to build metal products from start to ﬁnish, read prints and use lean practices in automated cutting, forming and welding. Students also learn gas metal arc welding (GMAW), gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), flux core arc welding (FCAW), shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), and laser, plasma and oxy-fuel cutting.
Upon completion, students are prepared to take the FMA Fundamentals of Metal Fabrication Certiﬁcate exam.
Earn Two Diplomas at Once
Upon successful completion of Semester 1 and Semester 2, students earn the Welding technical diploma. Successfully completing the additional 10 credits in Semester 3 (summer), earns students both the Welding technical diploma and the Metal Fabrication technical diploma.
Earn credits at MPTC and transfer to a four-year college to earn your bachelor’s degree.
Visit the Transfer to a Four-Year College page for more information on credit transfer agreements between Moraine Park and four-year colleges, both public and private.
Student projects may incur additional fees.
Students must purchase Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and tools for this program. The supply list is available from the Academic Advisor.
Standard Admissions steps details
Credit for Prior Learning
Earn college credit outside the classroom through Moraine Park’s Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) opportunities. Credit opportunities are available for:
- Previous college coursework from prior institutions
- Military training and experience
- Passing of MPTC or national exams
- Skills or knowledge developed on the job or through other life experiences
Visit MPTC’s Credit for Prior Learning page for more information.
- $146.20 per credit (resident)
- $219.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)
Associate of Arts/Associate of Science
- $188.90 per credit (resident)
- $283.35 per credit (out-of-state resident)
Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
- $4.50 minimum per course Material Fee
- $12.50 per-credit Supplemental Fee for Undergraduate courses
- $10 minimum per credit Online Course Fee (Fee suspended for 2023-2024)
- $4.50 per term mandatory Student Accident Insurance Fee
Please refer to Tuition & Fee Information for additional enrollment fee information.
Financial Aid is available for associate degree and technical diploma programs (those that are 2 semesters in length and typically with 28 credits or more). Processing can take 4-5 weeks after a student's completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is received. Visit the Financial Aid page to learn more.
While attending Moraine Park during the 2023-24 school year, your estimated cost of attendance for one full year includes tuition of $4,375 (15 credits for fall and spring semester), fees of $338, food and housing of $4,052 (if living with parents, $9,614 if living on your own), books and supplies of $2,061, personal expenses of $2,245, and transportation of $2,007 for a total of $15,161. Your direct costs (those costs paid directly to the college) include tuition & fees. The indirect costs (costs not paid to the college) can vary from individual to individual and your own personal needs.
Earn certificates and two technical diplomas along this pathway. Start with some courses for entry-level employment, and continue with additional courses for higher wages and job advancement.