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Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

Certificate of Proficiency

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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.

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

Program Costs

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

Course List

CCS101 3cr Pathways to Success
Cultivates the mind-set and skills necessary for students to become confident, reflective, self-directing, and successful learners.

WELD102 5cr Welding Theory I
Introduces the tools and equipment used in welding, including a technical orientation for select welding and cutting processes. Fees: $100.00 Welding Course Fee

WELD103 1cr Thermal Cutting and Gouging
Develops the skill for Oxyfuel Cutting, Plasma Arc Cutting, and Carbon Arc Cutting and gouging. Fees: $100.00 Welding Course Fee

WELD104 3cr Oxyacetylene Welding
Develops the skill for Oxyacetylene Welding (OAW) steel in various joint designs and positions. Fees: $100.00 Welding Course Fee

WELD106 5cr Shielded Metal Arc Welding I
Introduces Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) with emphasis on deep penetrating electrodes. Fees: $100.00 Welding Course Fee

WELD125 5cr Welding Theory II
Introduces methods of weld inspection and testing, basic metallurgy, and continuation of the technical orientation to select welding processes. Fees: $100.00 Welding Course Fee

WELD127 9cr Shielded Metal Arc Welding II
Continues skill development in Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) with an emphasis on the applications and techniques for low hydrogen electrodes. Fees: $100.00 Welding Course Fee

WELD220 12cr Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
Develops the knowledge and skill for Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) carbon steel and aluminum in all positions. Fees: $100.00 Welding Course Fee

Revision Date: 

Thursday, May 04, 2023