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Course Description

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Welding - WELD 115

Gas Metal Arc Welding (G.M.A.W./M.I.G.)

3 Credit Hours
2 Lecture Hours
2 Laboratory Hours

Course Description

Theory and fundamentals of gas metal arc welding commonly referred to as M.I.G. welding will be explored. This method of fusion of metals is widely used and is the fastest growing segment of the metal working industry. Emphasis will be on basic skill development and the establishment of sound work habits. The course is designed to provide entry level employability and a solid foundation for more advanced courses.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate skills in set up of Gas Metal Arc Welding machines.
  • Produce sound welds on carbon steel.
  • Produce sound welds on Aluminum.
  • Demonstrate stringer and weave bead application of good quality.
  • Produce sound out of position welds.
  • Complete good sound welds on various thicknesses of Aluminum.
  • Diagnose minor machine breakdowns.
  • Explain different wire types used for different welding applications.
  • Identify different metals used in required welding applications.
  • Explain how shielding gases are produced.
  • Develop a general knowledge of stainless steel and aluminum alloying elements.
  • Demonstrate proper fit up of required exercises.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2021; WELDING TECHNOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/30/2021

 115543809Gas Metal Arc WeldMEC3McLean C3/16/0Open$313.00R  08:00 AM-09:54 AM MEC420
R  10:00 AM-11:54 AM MEC440
 115543879Gas Metal Arc WeldMEC3Stuart D1/16/0Open$313.00T  06:00 PM-07:54 PM MEC420
T  08:00 PM-09:54 PM MEC440

Winter; 2022; WELDING TECHNOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/10/2022

 115513808Gas Metal Arc WeldMEC3McLean C11/16/0Open$313.00W  09:00 AM-09:54 AM MEC430
W  10:00 AM-12:54 PM MEC420
 115513833Gas Metal Arc WeldMEC3McLean C15/16/0Open$313.00S  01:00 PM-01:54 PM MEC430
S  02:00 PM-04:54 PM MEC420
 115513834Gas Metal Arc WeldMEC3McLean C16/16/0Open$313.00R  01:00 PM-01:54 PM MEC410
R  02:00 PM-04:54 PM MEC420

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday