Gas Tungsten Arc Welding - Certificate of Proficiency

Automotive, Welding & Machining Pathway

43 Credits   |   4 Quarters

Pathway at a Glance

Work with leading-edge tools and equipment to solve problems and get creative across several growing trades. Auto technician, machinist, or welder—set a target on your career via our Automotive, Welding, and Manufacturing Pathway.

This certificate prepares students for employment in positions requiring specialization in Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW). The competency-based curriculum combines classroom instruction with extensive hands-on training to develop the necessary knowledge and skills for industry.

Courses by Quarter
Quarter Plan: 
Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the completion for the Welding Technology Program, the successful student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to identify, analyze, and synthesize relevant data to problem solve in a welding environment
  • Demonstrate effective oral, written, and graphical communication skills appropriate to the welding industry
  • Demonstrate measuring methods and apply mathematical concepts to solve problems related to welding
  • Apply the appropriate ethical standards and practices of the welding industry
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify the values, beliefs, and practices of a multicultural workforce and collaborate with diverse groups across a variety of knowledge and skill levels and perspectives

In addition, students who complete the program will demonstrate the following skills standards specific to Welding Technology:

  • Evaluate potential hazards and apply procedures to maintain workplace safety
  • Select and operate tools and equipment used in welding and metal fabrication
  • Perform thermal cutting and gouging processes to industry standards
  • Perform Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) to industry standards
  • Perform Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) to industry standards
  • Perform Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW) to industry standards
  • Perform Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) to industry standards
  • Identify materials and apply metallurgy knowledge to solve practical welding problems
  • Interpret drawings including welding symbols and make accurate calculations
Helpful Notes

Program Costs

In addition to textbooks, it costs approximately $900 upon entry into the program for personal protective equipment, tools, and supplies.

Revision Date: 
Tuesday, May 4, 2021