Welding Technology: TIG Welding (GTAW)

This certificate provides students with the technical knowledge and skill, in the oxyacetylene cutting and GTAW welding, to be able to enter into a welding career either in the field or shop environment. With these new skills, students will be able obtain entry level employment as a welder’s helper in the field or as a beginning welder in a production setting welding thin materials. 

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • • Demonstrate knowledge and ability in oxyacetylene cutting, beginning SMAW welding process, and safety.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and ability in the GTAW welding process, welding symbols, and safety.
  • Differentiate between each of the welding processes used in the welding industry.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of AWS welding codes. 
Required Courses (6 units)  Units
WEL-95A  Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 3
WEL-95B Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) 3

This Program Pathway will allow a full-time student to complete this program in 8-12 months. For students who require a part time pathway, please see a counselor for more information.