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Heartland Community College

Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Basics

6 credit hours

Catalog Year 2023-2024

Prerequisite: Completion of WELD 216 and WELD 218. 

The Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) Basics microcertificate prepares you for an entry-level position as a GTAW or “TIG” welder. You will learn basic and advanced GTAW techniques such as selection and use of appropriate GTAW 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 coursework towards the Industrial Technology Certificate and AAS degree. 

 *This program is offered on a variable basis. Please see course schedule for availability.*

Class Title Credit Hours
WELD 119 Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 3
WELD 219 Advanced Gas Tungsten 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