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 techniques.

NOTE: This program is not financial aid eligible.

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Suggested Courses

Course (Credit Hours):

WLDG 108 Precision Measurement & Tools  (2)
WLDG 120
GMAW I  (3)
WLDG 121
GMAW II  (4)
WLDG 125
GTAW I  (3)
WLDG 220
Work Experience II  (2)

Minimum total hours required for degree: 14