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Intro to MIG Welding Certificate

Certificate Number 904426

The Intro to MIG Welding Certificate prepares students for an entry level welding position for a company that uses the Gas Metal Arc Welding process.

Certificate Completers will be able to

. Apply math concepts to work with whole numbers, integers, fractions, decimals, measurement, trigonometry, algebraic equations and practical plane geometry.
. Understand Orthographic projection, sketching, dimensioning, section and auxiliary views, structural shapes, metric conversion and interpretation of fabrications from prints.
. Understand welding symbols AWS and ISO, weld joint nomenclature, and welding joint geometry.
. Demonstrate the safe use and set up of GMAW equipment
. Demonstrate the ability to weld in flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions, fillet and groove welds, pipe to plate, with and without backing on plain carbon steel.

Completers will be able to apply credits toward the following programs:

314421, Welding

Note

Enrollment in some courses requires an Academic Skills Assessment (Accuplacer) with appropriate benchmark scores. See course descriptions for detail; equivalent assessment scores are acceptable. To learn more about these assessments and benchmark scores, please contact a counselor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.

Curriculum

Catalog No. Description Credits

31-421-335 Blueprint Reading for Welders1
1
31-442-348 Gas Metal Arc Welding 1
1
31-442-356 Gas Metal Arc Welding 2
2
31-442-301 Material Cutting Applications
1
10-804-101 Math 1-Trades
2
31-421-336 Weld Symbols
1

Certificate Total
8

Course Descriptions

31-421-335 Blueprint Reading for Welders1...course provides the opportunity for the learner to develop the knowledge and understanding of orthographic projection, sketching, dimensioning, section and auxiliary views, structural shapes, metric conversation and interpretation of fabrications from prints (Prerequisite: Accepted into Welding or Marine Construction program)

31-442-348 Gas Metal Arc Welding 1...course provides the opportunity for the learner to develop the knowledge, skills, process and understanding of welding in the flat and horizontal positions, fillet, pipe to plate and groove welds on plain carbon steel. (Corequisite: 31-442-301, Material Cutting Applications)

31-442-356 Gas Metal Arc Welding 2...course provides the opportunity for the learner to develop the knowledge, skills, process and understanding of welds in the vertical and overhead positions, fillet, pipe to plate and groove welds with and without backing on plain carbon steel. (Corequisites: 31-442-301, Material Cutting Applications; 31-442-348, Gas Metal Arc Welding 1)

31-442-301 Material Cutting Applications...visual inspection of weld and cut edges, manual and machine oxy fuel gas cutting, air carbon arc cutting, plasma arc cutting, and mechanical cutting methods. (Prerequisite: Accepted into Welding or Marine Construction program)

10-804-101 Math 1-Trades...provides the opportunity for the learner to develop the knowledge skills process and understanding of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, measurement, trigonometry, integers, algebraic equations, word problems, and practical plane geometry. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer-Arithmetic score =34 or ACT-Math score=13 or 10-834-109, Pre Algebra AND Accuplacer-Reading=55 or ACT-Reading=15 or 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills with "C" or better OR equivalent)

31-421-336 Weld Symbols...course provides the opportunity for the learner to develop the knowledge and understanding of welding symbols AWS and ISO, weld joint nomenclature and welding joint geometry. (Prerequisite: Accepted into Welding or Marine Construction program)

For more information, please contact: The Trades & Engineering Technologies Department, (920) 498-5461 or (800) 422-NWTC, extension 5461, or contact Enrollment Services at 888-385-NWTC.