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GMAW Welder, Basic

61-621-1 Certificate (C) 5 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Locations*: Appleton, Oshkosh, Wautoma

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

Get the skills you need for a high-demand, entry-level career in welding. Your training will cover environmental work and personnel hazards common with the industry and proper personal protection methods. You'll learn how to read shop drawings, interpret detailed weld symbols and will receive hands-on training in welding on a variety of materials and positions.

COURSE LIST

Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
GMAW Techniques 1
10-442-123
2Credit
72
36
72 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. Demonstrates welding on steel sheet metals and plates. Emphasis is placed on axial spray, pulse spray and short circuit mode of transfer. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to weld in all positions, read basic weld symbols, and have an understanding of written welding procedures.
Coreq: Welding & Metal Fab Intro & Safety (10621105) or not active in program
Welding/Metal Fab Intro & Safety
10-621-105
1Credit
27
27
N/A
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Provides instruction in welding and metal fabrication safety. Students will identify environmental work and personnel hazards common with the industry and proper personal protection methods. Students will also perform common tasks essential to utilization of the welding and metal fabrication lab.
Weld Print Reading
10-621-108
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Provides practice in reading shop drawings. Topics include orthographic projection, auxiliary views, revolved sections, surface and centerline relationships, isometric drawings, scale drawing and tolerances.
Coreq: Weld/Metal Fab Intro & Safety (10621105)
Weld Symbols
10-621-114
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Teaches students to interpret detailed weld symbols using the American Welding Society standard.
Coreq: Weld/Metal Fab Intro & Safety (10621105) or not pursuing a degree

Expected Competencies


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