Gas Metal Arc Welding Certificate

Program Description

Students completing the proposed Gas Metal Arc Welding certificate will demonstrate production methods and techniques in gas metal arc welding including spray transfer,
short arc transfer and cored wires. Machine setup, gun handling, weld size, gun angle, wire feed and gas quantities will be learned with an emphasis on safety. Experience will be
gained in the flat, horizontal, and vertical positions using various joint designs, fillet sizes, and material thickness. Students will weld with consumable wire electrodes and learn
three methods of metal transfer. Students will learn how to properly set up a machine and weld in various positions with ferrous and nonferrous material and how to regulate
oxygen and acetylene for the oxyacetylene welding process. Students will also use math to read welding blueprints, and interpret welding symbols, gauges, and inspection

NOTE: This program is not financial aid eligible.

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Suggested Courses

Course (Credit Hours):

WLDG 108 Precision Measurement & Tools2
WLDG 120
WLDG 121
WLDG 125
WLDG 220
Work Experience Seminar II2

Minimum total hours required for degree: 14