Industrial Laser Operator

9-credit Certificate

With hands-on practice, develop a solid foundation and relevant skills in laser cutting technology. Learn how to operate a CO2 industrial laser, apply blueprint reading skills to laser operations, use proper laser safety and develop computer-assisted programming skills. This opportunity is particularly beneficial for production workers, machine operators and anyone interested in becoming a laser operator.

Credits from this short-term certificate program may be applied toward the Metal Fab/Welding Advanced AAS degree and other diploma programs within the Metal Fabrication/Welding career pathway.

Required Courses

First Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 457-110 Blueprint Reading - Fab2  
 804-107 College Mathematics3+*
Total Semester Credits
Second Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 457-121 Automated Cutting Processes 12  
Total Semester Credits
Third Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 457-170 Computer Assist Prog Laser2  
Total Semester Credits
+ (Proficiency Exam Available)
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

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Credit Transfer Opportunities

WCTC has agreements with local high schools and various four-year colleges and universities that enable students to transition more seamlessly from high school to WCTC to four-year colleges. Transcripted credit agreements provide high school students the opportunity to take WCTC courses at their high schools. Agreements with four-year colleges enable WCTC graduates in selected programs to transfer credits, often at junior-level standing. Agreements currently in place for this program are listed below.

There are no credit transfer agreements for this program at this time. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

UW-System Credit Transfer

If you are interested in attending a UW-campus, you should contact a transfer representative at the campus you plan to attend. You may also check credit transfer agreements between WCTC and the UW System to tell you which specific courses and general education classes may be accepted.

Important Cautionary Note:
This information is intended as a general description. Please verify the availability and details of the program that interests you with the transfer coordinator at the receiving institution.