Gas Metal Arc Welder - GM31

Offered at the Following Campus

  • High Schools

Program Overview

The Gas Metal Arc Welder Technical Certificate of Credit prepares students for welding careers in the MIG process. Topics include an introduction to welding technology, oxyfuel cutting techniques, and MIG welding techniques and processes.

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.
4

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: WELD 1000

Provides knowledge of theory, safety practices, equipment and techniques required for successful gas metal arc welding. Qualification tests, all positions, are used in the evaluation of student progress toward making industrial standard welds. Topics include: GMAW safety and health practices; GMAW theory, machines, and set up; transfer modes; wire selection; shielded gas selection; and GMAW joints in all positions.
Choose One of the Following: (3 - 4 hours)

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.

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.

 

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Contact Us

Northern Region
Andrea Fletcher

High School Services Coordinator
Office: Room 628C
Phone: (229) 468-2049
Email:
Campus: Ben Hill-Irwin Campus

Southern Region
Amelia Roberson

High School Services Coordinator
Office: Berrien Hall, Room 306
Phone: 229-259-5180 ext. 5180
Email:
Campus: Valdosta Campus

Brooke Jaramillo

Director of Recruitment
Office: Lowndes Hall, Room 7289A
Phone: (229) 333-2100 ext. 6163
Email:
Campus: Valdosta Campus