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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.
Prerequisites
COMPASS algebra score of 32 or successful completion of MAT 082.

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.

Admission Dates:
Day program: Summer, fall, winter and spring quarters, or by instructor permission.

Afternoon program: Summer, fall, winter and spring quarters, or by instructor permission.

Evening program: Summer, fall, winter and spring quarters, or by instructor permission.

Certificate Requirements

Course NumberClass TitleCredits
WLD 105Welding Theory I5
WLD 110Thermal Cutting & Gouging3
WLD 112Oxyacetylene Welding & Brazing4
WLD 117Shielded Metal Arc Welding I7
WLD 142Welding Theory II5
WLD 210Gas Tungsten Arc Welding7
WLD 211Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding I7
COLL 102College Success for All3
 Technical Credits41

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 117
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, deep penetrating electrodes by welding various joints in the vertical and overhead 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
Successful completion of WLD 105.
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Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

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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Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding I

Item #
WLD 211
Total Credits
7

Develops the welding techniques in all positions for Gas Tungsten Arc Welding for a variety of light gauge steel and aluminum joint designs.

Prerequisites
Successful completion of WLD 210 or instructor permission.
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College Success for All

Item #
COLL 102
Total Credits
3

College Success for All prepares students for success at Clover Park Technical College and beyond.  This class is offered Pass/Fail utilizes CANVAS CPTC’s online learning management system to get students familiar with this learning environment. Designed to provide students with the basic skills to be successful in college, by developing connections with campus resources, faculty, staff and peers.  The course includes 20 hours of classroom instruction and 20 hours of online and computer work. It includes, but is not limited to: study skills, learning styles, communication skills, time management, campus resources, test taking strategies, diversity and campus policies and procedures.  This class also includes mandatory safety and FERPA training along with a component on using SALT for financial planning. Beginning in Fall 2016, this course is mandatory for all new students.

Prerequisites
None, but required for all students.
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This page was last updated on July 29, 2016.