May 17, 2024  
2023-2024 General Catalog 
2023-2024 General Catalog

ARC Welder GMAW, CTS (Natchitoches and Sabine Valley Campuses)

The Certificate of Technical Studies in Arc Welder GMAW credential builds upon the foundational welding skills.  Students will learn gas metal arc welding (GMAW) welding within in this program.

Learning Outcomes:

Recipients of a Certificate of Technical Studies in ARC Welder, GMAW will be able to demonstrate:

  1. technical skills in processes and techniques of welding, including oxyfuel cutting, the principals of Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), types of weld transfer, weld quality, and component and consumable identification including the safe setup of equipment and practice of welding fillet welds and V-Groove open welds in the flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions.
  2. knowledge of the codes, standards, and agencies regulating the welding industry.
  3. ability to read blueprints as related to an industrial setting, symbolism, terminology, notes, material specifications and requirements, and sketching.
  4. safe and efficient work practices with basic occupational and employability skills.

Required courses for the Certificate of Technical Studies in ARC Welder GMAW: