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Course Descriptions

WELD 218: Gas Metal Arc Welding

-Completion of WELD 116 OR
-Permission of division dean
-Placement at ENGL 099 or higher OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 094
-Placement at college level reading OR
-Concurrent enrollment in READ 091

This course is the study of the GMAW (also called MIG) welding techniques and procedures. Advanced levels of ability will be developed in meeting industrial requirements. This course involves welding a variety of metals in all positions using approved electrode wire and design to prepare the student for the AWS welder qualification test for unlimited thickness metals. In addition, FCAW processes using shielded and non-shielded electrode wire will be covered. Safety instruction related to industry is included. 3 credit hours

Career and Technical Course: This course is a specific requirement for an Associate of Applied Science or certificate program and may not transfer. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.