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GMAW Production Welder (MIG) (BP) Occupational Certificate

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

This certificate will provide the student with entry-level skills and knowledge to perform as a gas metal arc welder (GMAW) with minimum supervision in all positions in the following areas: production manufacturing, pipe/tubing, food industry, aero space, and ornamental/sculpture, on ferrous and non ferrous metals. You can obtain entry-level employment by just taking a few courses that will lead towards a certificate in MIG or TIG welding. Taking additional courses will provide you with the opportunity for job advancement as a welder. Welding courses are also valuable for persons who have careers or interests that require some welding knowledge.

Award Outcomes

Utilize safe working techniques and practices.

Set-up welding and cutting equipment.

Operate welding and cutting equipment.

Produce welds with the Gas Metal Arc Welding Process in steel.

Interpret blueprints and welding symbols.

Preform basic lay-outs on various materials.

Apply metallurgical principles to welding and fabrication processes.

Determine the quality of welds.

Identify steps and procedures in the Gas Metal Arc Welding process.

Career Opportunities

There are many employment opportunities available in the following areas: construction, machinery manufacturing, sheet metal industry, and custom job shop.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 16 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
WLDG1010Practical Application for Estimating and Layout

2

WLDG1135Gas Metal Arc Welding I

3

WLDG1140Gas Metal Arc Welding II

3

WLDG1165Gas Metal Arc Welding III

3

WLDG1175GMAW Fabrication Methods

3

WLDG1182Blueprint Reading for Welders

2

General Education Required 0 Credits

General Education Elective 0 Credits

Technical Studies Elective 0 Credits

Total Occupational Certificate Credits 16

Semester Sequence

Offered at Brooklyn Park Only

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
WLDG1135Gas Metal Arc Welding I

3

WLDG1182Blueprint Reading for Welders

2

Total Credits  5

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
WLDG1010Practical Application for Estimating and Layout

2

WLDG1140Gas Metal Arc Welding II

3

Total Credits  5

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
WLDG1165Gas Metal Arc Welding III

3

WLDG1175GMAW Fabrication Methods

3

Total Credits  6

Graduation (16 Credits)

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice.


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