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2020 - 2021 Catalog
Program: Welding Technology
Degree Plan: Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) Certificate


(Level 1 Certificate)

Eastfield and Mountain View campus only

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

Degree Plan Code: C1.WLDG.GMAW

The Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) certificate program is designed to qualify students in the gas metal 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.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
WLDG 1430 Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) 4
WLDG 1428 Introduction to Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) 4
Semester Total 8
Course Course Title Credit Hours
WLDG 2447 Advanced Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) 4
WLDG 1471 Welding Qualifications 4
Semester Total 8
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.