2015 - 2016 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: Welding Technology
Degree Plan: Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) Certificate

Gainful Employment Information

(Level I Certificate)

Eastfield and Mountain View only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C1.WLDG.GTAW

The Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) certificate program is designed to qualify students in the gas tungsten welding processes on either plate or pipe in accordance to the American Welding Society (AWS) or the American Petroleum Institute (API) welding procedures. These courses can be offered concurrently as CEU courses.

The certificate program provides learning experiences and/or capstone experiences in accordance to AWS D1.1 or API 1104 certifications.



WLDG 1434 Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc (GTWA) Welding 4
WLDG 1425 Introduction to Oxy-Fuel Welding and Cutting 4


WLDG 2451 Advanced Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) 4
WLDG 1471 Welding Qualifications 4
Minimum Hours Required 16

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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