Welding Process Technology GTAW

  • Credits: 9
  • Degree Type: Certificate
  • Campus: Thief River Falls

Program Overview

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

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 1400 GTAW Fundamentals 0.25
WELD 1401 GTAW Arc Start/Control 0.5
WELD 1402 GTAW Carbon Steel 1
WELD 1403 GTAW Stainless Sheet 0.75
WELD 1404 GTAW SS Pipe/Tube 0.5
WELD 1405 GTAW Aluminum 0.5
WELD 1406 GTAW Alum Pipe/Tube 0.5
WELD 1430 GTAW Carbon Steel Pipe 1

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