Program: Metal Fabrication Technology

Overview

Metal Fabrication Technology

The Metal Fabrication Technology program’s mission is to provide technical training to meet the demands of the industry and the needs of the individual to demonstrate entry-level skills necessary for employment. We strive for each student’s success and prepare them with the knowledge for a better future.

Career opportunities

Business industries include: Aerospace, Agriculture, Automotive, Chemical processing, Construction, Manufacturing, Plumbing and Pipe Welding, Robotics, and much more!

  • Foreman/Production manager
  • Journeyman
  • Sheet metal fabricator
  • Pipe fitter
  • Assembler
     
  • Machinist/Operator
  • Blueprint reader
  • Metal Fabrication layout
  • Technician

Degrees & Certificates

Explore the degrees and certificates offered by Metal Fabrication Technology Program.

REQUIRED COURSES – AS & Certificates
 

associate in science degree (as), metal fabrication technology

Plan Code: 2984 – The Associate Degree will provide the student with the technical competencies required to meet the demands of the metal fabrication industries. The Associate Degree will also provide the General Education courses that help build the scope of knowledge and self-confidence that prepare a student for the working environment.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Perform a common sheet metal layout and fabrication project.
  • Perform common metal fabrication using power machinery to produce a fabrication project.
  • Demonstrate the ability to read and interpret construction blueprints.

certificate of achievement, Metal Fabrication Technology: Core Skills

Plan Code: 3982 – The Core Skills Certificate of Achievement will prepare students for an entry-level position as a trainee in metal layout, fabrication, welding and installation.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Perform a common sheet metal layout and fabrication project.
  • Perform common metal fabrication using power machinery to produce a fabrication project.
  • Demonstrate the ability to read and interpret construction blueprints.

certificate of achievement, Metal Fabrication Technology: Advanced Skills

Plan Code: 3983 – The Advanced Skills Certificate of Achievement will prepare students for an entry-level position as a trainee in metal layout, fabrication, welding and installation. This certificate will place added emphasis on sheet metal CNC fabrication, drafting and welding and in preparation for acceptance into apprenticeship in one of the metalworking trades.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Analyze and apply software to design a sheet metal part and export it to the CNC plasma table in the proper vector format.
  • Design and fabricate an advanced sheet metal project involving two different pieces of CNC fabrication equipment.

certificate of accomplishment, robotic welding automation

Plan Code: 4922 – The Metal Fabrication Technology Certificate of Accomplishment in Robotic Welding Automation provides training to gain the technical and applied skills required to perform advanced programming and operational tasks as per the American Welding Society standards and specifications for robotic welding.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Safely operate common robotic welding automation systems while performing basic programming and welding functions.

Course offerings

View courses offered in different semesters to assist in academic planning.

Course Name Fall Winter Spring Summer
MTFAB 50
Introduction to Metalworking
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MTFAB 90
Computer Integrated Manufacturing
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MTFAB 220B
Advanced Metal Layout and Fabrication
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MTFAB 220C
Power Metalworking Machine Operations aka Fire pit Fabrication
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MTFAB 220D
CNC Metal Fabrication Systems aka Stainless Steel Toolbox Fabrication
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MTFAB 260
Blueprint Reading for Metal Fabrication
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MTFAB 270
Metallurgy
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MTFAB 280
Introduction to Robotic Welding
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MTFAB 281
Intermediate Robotic Welding
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MTFAB 420
Metal Fabrication and Layout
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MTFAB 421
Metal Fabrication and Layout
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FAQ

What are the prerequisites for Metal Fab?

Course Number Course Name

MTFAB 50

Introduction to Metalworking

What attire should I wear to class?

  • Proper shoes
  • Clothing that may get dirty

Any materials or equipment a Student should buy (or not provided from the class)?

  • PPE
  • Welding Sleeves
  • Mask and Gloves
Class syllabus will provide further information

How long does it take to complete the program?

Depending on the number of units you take and whether you are a full-time or part-time student, completing a certificate program can take as little as one semester and completing an associate degree program can take about two years.

Make a 30-minute appointment with an academic counselor to receive services in educational plans, transcript evaluation, and career planning.

How much does the program cost?

Please visit Financial Aid for tuition cost and Federal Work Study information.

Who are the Career & Technical Education (CTE) counselors?

Schools/Program Counselor Location
Career & Technical Education Alicia Andujo LAC
Career & Technical Education Lorraine Blouin LAC
Career & Technical Education Laura Garcia LAC
Career & Technical Education Diana Ogimachi LAC
Career & Technical Education Robert Olmos PCC
Career & Technical Education Tom To PCC

Please visit the Counseling Office for Academic Counseling, Career Exploration, Educational Planning, College Transfer, Student Resources, and many others to help you achieve your educational goals.

HOW TO Transfer & LOOK UP COMPARABLE COURSE LISTINGS

To help determine if courses taken at other schools are comparable to Long Beach City College courses, please visit LBCC Transfer Evaluation System (TES).

For more information, please visit LBCC Transfer Center.

How do I receive my degree or certificate after I finish the coursework?

You will need to complete an application for your degree or certificate and submit that application to the LBCC Admissions & Records office. Visit Admissions & Records for more details.