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 set-up, 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 non-ferrous 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.
Gainful employment is one important measure that students and parents should pay attention to as they examine colleges and programs. All non-degree programs must be designed to lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation in order to be deemed eligible for federal student aid. These programs are generally less than 2 years in length and result in a certificate.
Course (Credit Hours):
WLD 109 Blueprint Reading for Welders (2)
WLD 110 Weld Testing and Preparation (1)
WLD 120 Introduction to GMAW (1)
WLD 121 GMAW with Spray Arc Process (3)
WLD 122 GMAW Short Circuit & Spray Arc (2)
WLD 125 GTAW (2)
WLD 210 Professional Seminar (1)
Minimum total hours required for degree: 12