Gas Metal Arc Welding Production Welder

18 credit Certificate program

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Program Description:
This certificate will provide the student with entry-level skills and knowledge to perform as a gas metal arc welder (GMAW) with minimum supervision in all positions.

Program outcomes include:
• Utilize safe working techniques and practices.
• Read prints and interpret welding symbols.
• Use measuring and layout tools properly.
• Operate welding tools and equipment.
• Apply metallurgy principles to welding and metal fabrication processes.
• Determine the quality of welds.
• Utilize computerized equipment for welding and cutting.

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Required Courses:
Course IDCreditsNameDescription
WLDG15003Blueprint Reading for WeldersThis course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to identify welding symbols and manipulate fractions, decimals, and metric units. Students will be able to convert measurements and determine weld specifications from engineering drawings. Students will also be able to fit-up and weld an assembly or weldment given a bill of materials and a drawing. (Prerequisites: Appropriate placement test score or MATH0450 and READ0455 [may be taken concurrently] or instructor's consent) (3 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
WLDG15603Gas Metal Arc Welding IThis course introduces students to the gas metal arc welding process including equipment, terms, and safety procedures. Students will learn how to setup, adjust, and shut down gas metal arc welding equipment. Students will be able to deposit surface welds in the flat position. Square groove and fillet butt, lap, and T-joints welds in the flat and horizontal position will also be covered. Students will be introduced to welding variables as it affects the quality of welds. (Prerequisites: None) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
WLDG15623Gas Metal Arc Welding IIStudents will learn how to produce square groove and fillet butt, lap, and T-joint welds in the flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions to the Guided Test Bend standard. Students will also be able to produce single V-groove butt joint welds in the horizontal and vertical position to the Guided Bend Test standard. The effect of shielding gases on metal transfer will be examined. (Prerequisites: WLDG1560 or instructor's consent) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
WLDG15643Gas Metal Arc Welding IIIStudents will learn how to produce single V-groove butt joint welds in the vertical up, flat, and overhead position. Fillet lap and T-joint welds in the horizontal and vertical down position will be included. Students will also be able to utilize the spray transfer method to produce fillet lap joint welds in the flat and horizontal position and single V-groove welds in the flat position. Students will have the option to further develop their knowledge and skills to prepare for the Gas Metal Arc Welding Welder Qualification Test. (Prerequisites: WLDG1562 or concurrent enrollment; college-level reading, writing, and math) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
WLDG15803GMAW Fabrication MethodsIn this course, you will learn to combine your gas metal arc welding skills to fabricate various types of weldments using proper layout procedures. Complete drawings with welding symbols, bill of materials, and cost estimates will also be required. (Prerequisites: WLDG1562 or concurrent enrollment or instructor's consent) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)