This 80 hour minimum course is focused around building knowledge and skills related to the GMAW process as used in manufacturing. The primary focus is on semi-automatic welding and will not involve machine, automatic, or robotic welding.
Students will receive instruction in both theoretical topics and hands on training as indicated in the Topics section.
This course will meet 2 times a week for a minimum of 4 hours per session. Times and days will be dependent upon the needs of local manufacturers and/or individuals registering for the course.
Students will be required to pass both a written exams and hands on welding exams to complete this course satisfactorily.
Students passing this course will be registered in the American Welding Society Database as an AWS Certified Welder within the allowances of the test(s) they complete.
Written Exams may result in completion of modules meeting the requirements of the AWS SENSE program for Entry Welders. Students who have already completed SENSE modules at other organizations will still be administered written exams.