Welding Process Technology GMAW

  • Credits: 10
  • Degree Type: Certificate
  • Campus: Thief River Falls

Program Overview

The Welding Process Technology GMAW certificate is designed for those students that want to concentrate on the Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW). A process commonly referred to as wire-feed welding. Students that complete the GMAW certificate will be proficient in GMAW on carbon steel, aluminum, and stainless-steel sheet, plate, and tube/pipe.

This certificate is comprised of courses taken from the Welding Process Technology diploma and may be earned in conjunction with the diploma.

The Welding Process Technology program in Thief River Falls offers scheduling flexibility where students work at their own pace allowing motivated individuals or those with prior knowledge to complete courses at a faster pace. The WELD courses in Thief River Falls meet within an open or flex lab setting. The TRF welding lab will have extended hours that allows for the student to practice and develop hands-on skills. Faculty in the TRF Welding program are available during these flex lab hours to assist learners with questions and to administer skills assessments. Students enrolled in the Thief River Falls WELD courses will be responsible for managing their own learning.

What is Competency-Based Education?

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With Northland Competency-Based Education, you study on your own (always with access to your instructors as needed), use Northland’s Flex Labs to practice and develop your hands-on skills, and you advance (pass the class) as soon as you’ve mastered the material and can demonstrate your new skills. You move on to the next course at your pace.

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Program Course Listings

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Required Courses

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
CRLT 2103 Job Seeking/Keeping 1
WELD 1100 Weld Orientation 1
WELD 1110 Blueprint Reading/Symbols 2
WELD 1300 GMAW Fundamentals 0.25
WELD 1301 GMAW S Beads 0.5
WELD 1302 GMAW Troubleshooting 0.25
WELD 1303 GMAW S Fillet Welds 0.75
WELD 1304 GMAW S Groove Welds 1.5
WELD 1305 GMAW S Sheet Metal 0.5
WELD 1306 GMAW Spray Fund 0.25
WELD 1307 GMAW P Carbon Steel 0.75
WELD 1308 GMAW P Aluminum 0.75
WELD 1309 GMAW Stainless Steel 0.5

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