Gas Tungsten Arc Welder - GTA1

Offered at the Following Campuses

  • High Schools
  • Valdosta Campus
  • Ben Hill-Irwin Campus

Program Overview

The Gas Tungsten Arc Welder Technical Certificate of Credit provides instruction in TIG welding techniques. Topics include understanding the nature and culture of the welding industry, oxyfuel cutting techniques, and TIG welding processes.

**Beginning Fall 2014, this program will qualify for the Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant (SIWDG).** 

Please visit Georgia’s Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant for more information.

 

Entrance Requirements

*Submit a completed application and application fee;
      
*Be at least 16 years of age;
      
*Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;  
   
*Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;      

*Present acceptable SAT or ACT scores taken within the last 60 months, or acceptable COMPASS or ASSET scores taken within the last 60 months. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.

Course Overview

Credit Hours
Occupational Courses (13 - 14 hours)

Prereqs: Provisional Admission

Coreqs: None

Provides an introduction to welding technology with an emphasis on basic welding laboratory principles and operating procedures. Topics include: industrial safety and health practices, hand tool and power machine use, measurement, laboratory operating procedures, welding power sources, welding career potentials, and introduction to welding codes and standards.
WELD
1010
3

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: WELD 1000

Introduces fundamental principles, safety practices, equipment, and techniques necessary for metal heating and oxyfuel cutting. Topics include: metal heating and cutting principles, safety procedures, use of cutting torches and apparatus, metal heating techniques, metal cutting techniques, manual and automatic oxyfuel cutting techniques, and oxyfuel pipe cutting. Practice in the laboratory is provided.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: WELD 1000

Provides knowledge of theory, safety practices, inert gas, equipment, and techniques required for successful gas tungsten arc welding. Qualification tests, all positions, are used in the evaluating of student progress toward making industrial standard welds. Topics include: GTAW safety and health practices; shielding gases; metal cleaning procedures; GTAW machines and set up; selection of filler rods; GTAW weld positions; and production of GTAW beads, bead patterns, and joints.
Choose One of the Following Courses: (3 - 4 hours)

Prereqs: WELD 1000

Coreqs: None

Provides knowledge of theory, safety practices, inert gas, equipment, and techniques required for successful advanced gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW). Qualification tests, all positions, are used in the evaluation of student progress toward making advanced level industrial standard welds. Topics include: GTAW safety and health practices; shielding gases; metal cleaning procedures; GTAW machines and equipment set up; selection of filler rods; GTAW weld positions; and advanced production of GTAW beads, bead patterns, and joints.
3

Prereqs: WELD 1030

Coreqs: None

Presents practices common in the welding and metal fabrication industry. Topics include: metal fabrication safety and health practices and metal fabrication procedures.
WELD
1152
3

Prereqs: Program Admission

Coreqs: None

Provides the opportunity to apply skills to pipe welding operations. Topics include: pipe welding safety and health practices, pipe welding nomenclature, pipe layout and preparation, pipe joint assembly, horizontal welds on pipe (2G), vertical welds on pipe (5G), and welds on 45 degree angle pipe (6G).

Prereqs: WELD 1000

Coreqs: None

Provides knowledge of theory, safety practices, equipment, and techniques required for successful flux cored arc welding (FCAW). Qualification tests, all positions, are used in the evaluation of student progress toward making industrial standards welds. Topics include: FCAW safety and health practices, FCAW theory, machine set up and operation, shielded gas selection, and FCAW joints in all positions.
WELD
1154
3

Prereqs: WELD 1000

Coreqs: None

Provides knowledge of theory, safety practices, equipment, and techniques required for plasma cutting. Topics include: safety practices; plasma torch and theory; plasma machine set up and operation; and plasma cutting techniques.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: WELD 1000

This course introduces the knowledge and skills necessary for reading welding and related blueprints and sketches. An emphasis is placed on identifying types of welds, and the associated abbreviations and symbols.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: WELD 1000

This course introduces the major theory, safety practices, and techniques required for shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) in flat positions. Qualification tests, flat position, are used in the evaluation of student progress toward making industrial welds.

 

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Related Program Options:

Welding & Joining Diploma
Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welder

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Advisors

Cabot Carlton
Welding and Joining Program Coordinator
Office: Welding Building, Room 902
Phone: (229) 468-2075
Email:
Campus: Ben Hill-Irwin Campus

Wally Rewis
Welding Technology Program Coordinator
Office: 205
Phone: (229) 333-2113
Email:
Campus: Valdosta Campus