Course Description

The Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) course covers the theory of operation and some applications of semi-automatic processes. Laboratory welding exercises will work with a mild steel plate. You will also learn about various metal transfers, gases and welding positions during your training.


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Learner Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Use safe working practices while performing GMAW welding processes
  • Perform the following practical weld tests:

1) 2F on 3/8” Plate Using the GMAW Process with Stringer beads

2) 3F on 3/8” Plate Using the GMAW Process with a Down Hand Root and an Up Hand Fill & Cap

3) 2F on 3/8” Plate Using the FCAW Process with Stringer beads

4) 1F on 3/8” Plate Using the GMAW Process for the Root and Using the FCAW Process For The Fill & Cap


Strongly Recommended: Welding - Oxyacetylene (WELD 003)

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Section Title
Welding/GMAW Operators (Beginners MIG)
M, W
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Jan 31, 2022 to Mar 07, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Main Campus
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $650.00
Service charge(s)
  • Tech Fee ($10)
Drop Request Deadline
Aug 19, 2021 to Feb 01, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Aug 19, 2021 to Feb 01, 2022
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Feb 02, 2022 to Feb 21, 2022
Section Notes

There are no prerequisites for this course. 

Please note:

  • There will be no classes on Family Day (February 21st)
  • This class will consist of 1 day of theory in class or virtually before the remaining 9 sessions in the welding lab.

Before Course Start – Campus Access: 

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