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Course Description

Welding - WELD 115

Gas Metal Arc Welding (G.M.A.W./M.I.G.) (2-2) 3 Cr. Hrs.

Course Description

Theory and fundamentals of gas metal arc welding commonly referred to as M.I.G. welding will be explored. This method of fusion of metals is widely used and is the fastest growing segment of the metal working industry. Emphasis will be on basic skill development and the establishment of sound work habits. The course is designed to provide entry level employability and a solid foundation for more advanced courses.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate skills in set up of Gas Metal Arc Welding machines.
  • Produce sound welds on carbon steel.
  • Produce sound welds on Aluminum.
  • Demonstrate stringer and weave bead application of good quality.
  • Produce sound out of position welds.
  • Complete good sound welds on various thicknesses of Aluminum.
  • Diagnose minor machine breakdowns.
  • Explain different wire types used for different welding applications.
  • Identify different metals used in required welding applications.
  • Explain how shielding gases are produced.
  • Develop a general knowledge of stainless steel and aluminum alloying elements.
  • Demonstrate proper fit up of required exercises.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2017; WELDING TECHNOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 8/28/2017

 115143809Gas Metal Arc Weld 3Machnee M$295.000/15/0ClosedR  08:00 AM-09:54 AM AS371
R  10:00 AM-11:54 AM AS360
 115143879Gas Metal Arc Weld 3Olson C$295.000/15/0ClosedT  06:00 PM-07:54 PM AS371
T  08:00 PM-09:54 PM AS360

Spring; 2017; WELDING TECHNOLOGY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 5/8/2017

 115123855Gas Metal Arc Weld 3Olson C$289.004/15/0OpenW  05:00 PM-05:54 PM AS371
W  06:00 PM-09:54 PM AS360