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Heartland Community College

Gas Metal Arc Welding Basics

6 credit hours

Catalog Year 2023-2024

The Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) Basics microcertificate prepares you for an entry-level position as a GMAW or “MIG” welder. You will learn basic and advanced GMAW techniques such as selection and use of appropriate GMAW materials, tools, and equipment as well as weld design and inspection. With these skills, you can work in a variety of settings including manufacturing, construction, and general industry. Should you decide to pursue further education in this area, you can apply all of these courses toward the Welding Skills Certificate, the Industrial Technology Certificate, and/or the Industrial Technology AAS degree. 

*This program is designed to be completed in one semester, and is offered every fall and spring. Summer offerings vary* 

Class Title Credit Hours
WELD 118 Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding 3
WELD 218 Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding 3
Total Credit Hours 6

Contact Us

Career and Technical Education Division
AMC 1600
1500 W Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: (309) 268-8860
Fax: (309) 268-7963

Email the CTE Division

Adam Campbell

Dean, Career and Technical Education
AMC 1607
Phone: (309) 268-8895