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Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Certificate

certificate Info at a Glance
Type
Certificate
Estimated # of Quarters
This certificate is approximately 2 quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.
Admission Dates
Fall and spring quarters.
Prerequisites
COMPASS pre-algebra score of 37 or successful completion of MAT 060.

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.

Certificate Requirements

Course NumberClass TitleCredits
WLD 105Welding Theory I5
WLD 110Thermal Cutting & Gouging3
WLD 112Oxyacetylene Welding & Brazing4
WLD 116Shielded Metal Arc Welding I7
WLD 142Welding Theory II5
WLD 210Gas Tungsten Arc Welding I7
WLD 213Gas Tungsten Arc Welding II7
 Technical Credits38

Welding Theory I

Item #
WLD 105
Total Credits
5

Introduces the tools and equipment used in welding. Includes safety considerations, electrical principles, weld quality, and technical orientation for select welding and cutting processes. 

Co-requisites
WLD 110 and WLD 112.
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Thermal Cutting & Gouging

Item #
WLD 110
Total Credits
3

Develops the knowledge and skills for manual and machine-guided oxyfuel cutting, manual plasma arc cutting, and carbon arc gouging. 

Co-requisites
WLD 105.
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Oxyacetylene Welding & Brazing

Item #
WLD 112
Total Credits
4

Develops the knowledge and skill for welding, brazing, and braze welding various joint designs using oxyacetylene equipment. 

Co-requisites
WLD 105.
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Shielded Metal Arc Welding I

Item #
WLD 116
Total Credits
7

Introduces the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) process with emphasis on skill development using deep penetrating electrodes in the flat and horizontal positions. 

Prerequisites
Completion of or concurrent enrollment in WLD 105.
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Welding Theory II

Item #
WLD 142
Total Credits
5

Explores methods of weld inspection and testing, and continues the technical orientation to select welding processes. 

Prerequisites
WLD 105.
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Gas Tungsten Arc Welding I

Item #
WLD 210
Total Credits
7

Develops the ability to use the gas tungsten arc welding process to join carbon and stainless steels with various joint designs in all positions.

Prerequisites
Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, WLD 142.
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Gas Tungsten Arc Welding II

Item #
WLD 213
Total Credits
7

Develops the ability to use the gas tungsten arc welding process to join aluminum alloys with various joint designs in all positions.

Prerequisites
Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, WLD 142.
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This page was last updated on July 22, 2015.