Gas Metal Arc Welding

Gas Metal Arc Welding

Technical Certificate

About the Gas Metal Arc Program

This certificate is offered for individuals interested in pursuing the skills necessary to be a successful welder in the Gas Metal Arc Welding process. Students will learn how to interpret prints and weld symbols prior to engaging in the weld process using various metal types including carbon steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. They will also perform the thermal cutting processes during this educational experience.

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Program Outline

Semester: 1
Course # Course Title Credits
10442112C01 Print Interpretation and Weld Symbols
Description

Students will develop print interpretation skills needed in metal fabrication. Learners study prints containing section views, detail views, and weld symbols. Learners apply concepts in hands-on activities, print interpretation skills, calculating dimensions, identifying and interpreting weld symbols.

1.00
10442159C01 Gas Metal Arc Welding on Carbon Steel
Description

Students will develop skills in gas metal arc welding. Learners use the “mig” process in all positions on carbon steel. Required welds include fillet and groove welds with short circuit, spray and pulsed spray transfer. Weld quality is assessed per AWS D1.1 Structural Steel Code. Prerequisite(s): 10442172C00 Safety in Manufacturing (B or better) (concurrent enrollment allowed).

2.00
10442159C02 Gas Metal Arc Welding AWS Testing on Carbon Steel
Description

Students will perform AWS bend test and AWS entry level fabrication project using the GMAW welding process on carbon steel. Learners will complete these welds and weldments conducted per AWS D1.1- Structural Steel Code.

1.00
10442173C01 Thermal Cutting
Description

Develops skill in thermal cutting and gouging processes. Learners practice manual and machine oxy-fuel cutting, plasma cutting and gouging and air carbon arc gouging. Prerequisite(s): 10442172C00 Safety in Manufacturing (B or better) (concurrent enrollment allowed).

1.00
10442174C01 Gas Metal Arc Welding-P on Stainless Steel
Description

Students will develop skills in gas metal arc pulse welding. Learners use the “mig” process in flat, horizontal, and vertical positions on stainless steel. Required welds include fillet and groove welds with pulsed spray transfer. Weld quality is assessed per AWS standards. Prerequisite(s): 10442172C00 Safety in Manufacturing (B or better) (concurrent enrollment allowed).

1.00
10442174C02 Gas Metal Arc Welding-P AWS Testing on Stainless Steel
Description

Students will perform AWS entry level fabrication project using the GMAW-P welding process on stainless steel. Learners will complete these welds and weldments conducted per AWS standards.

0.50
10442174C03 Gas Metal Arc Welding-P on Aluminum
Description

Students will develop skills in gas metal arc pulse welding. Learners use the “mig” process in flat, horizontal, and vertical positions on aluminum. Required welds include fillet and groove welds with pulsed spray transfer. Weld quality is assessed per AWS standards. Prerequisite(s): 10442172C00 Safety in Manufacturing (B or better) (concurrent enrollment allowed).

1.00
10442174C04 Gas Metal Arc Welding-P AWS Testing on Aluminum
Description

Students will perform AWS entry level fabrication project using the GMAW-P welding process on aluminum. Learners will complete these welds and weldments conducted per AWS standards.

0.50

At A Glance

Flexible Options

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On Campus

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Online Classes

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Multiple Start Dates

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Self-Paced

2019 Start Dates

January 16 April 15 September 4
February 4 May 23 September 9
March 4 June 6 October 7
April 1 July 1 November 4


2020 Start Dates

January 8 March 2 June 1
January 15 May 8 July 6
February 3 May 11  

What is Competency-Based Education?

Competency-Based Education (CBE) is learning at your own pace by mastering competencies through demonstration. Once all competencies for a program have been assessed and mastered, students will earn a certificate, diploma, or degree.

What You'll Learn

  • Print interpretation and weld symbols
  • Gas metal arc welding on carbon steel
  • Gas metal arc welding on stainless steel
  • Gas metal arc welding on aluminum
  • Thermal cutting

Your Potential Careers

  • Production Welder
  • Maintenance Welder
  • Welding Sales and Service
  • Self-Employment

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