Certificate of Completion in Welding: Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) Ferrous

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Field of Interest: Applied Technology

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Welding: Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) Ferrous prepares students for aerospace industry code certification testing in the gas tungsten arc welding process in carbon steel and stainless-steel (ferrous metals). An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Welding as well as certificates in the following areas of specialization are also available: Welding: Gas Metal / Flux Cored Arc Welding (GMAW)/(FCAW), Welding: Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) Non-Ferrous, Welding: Shielded Metal Arc welding (SMAW) Plate, and Welding: Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Pipe.

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Field of Interest
Applied Technology
Type
Certificate
Academic Plan
Welding: Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) Ferrous (CER)
Academic Plan Code
5853N
Total Credits Required
15
Catalog Year
2021-2022
Effective Term
Fall 2020
Program Notes

This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

What You’ll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Adhere to industry safety regulations applicable to welding environments.
  2. Demonstrate proficient use of machines, tools and equipment in the welding environment.
  3. Using appropriate welding and cutting processes and procedures, prepare various types of weld joints per industry standards.
  4. Using appropriate welding and cutting processes and procedures, perform various types of welds on industry standard joint types in all positions.
  5. Describe quality control standards and practices applied in welding inspection in the welding industry.
  6. Interpret technical drawings common to welding.
  7. Use mathematical skills to solve basic welding problems.
  8. Solve basic welding problems applying a fundamental understanding of the physical, mechanical and chemical properties of materials.
  9. Demonstrate quality workmanship in a timely manner.
  10. Demonstrate professional knowledge and personal accountability.
  11. Effectively communicate verbally, non-verbally and in writing in various workplace environments.
  12. Identify the challenges and employment opportunities within the field of welding.
  13. Identify opportunities to expand knowledge, skills, and abilities within the field of welding.

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this certificate. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Option 1 Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
WLD106AA Introduction to SMAW Critical course 5
WLD206AA Introduction to GMAW/FCAW and GTAW 5

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
WLD206AD Advanced GTAW Ferrous 5

Option 2 Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
WLD106AA Introduction to SMAW Critical course 5

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
WLD206AA Introduction to GMAW/FCAW and GTAW 5

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
WLD206AD Advanced GTAW Ferrous 5

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Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

This certificate is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an academic advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Welding: Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) Ferrous (https://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=146965).

Previous Catalog Years

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. All previous catalog years for this pathway map are available at the link below.

Previous catalog years for Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Welding: Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) Ferrous