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Gas Metal Arc Welding


Flux-Cored Arc Welding

225 hours

This course includes instruction in both the GMAW & FCAW welding processes.


In gas metal arc welding, also referred to as MIG welding, students will learn how to set up and use multi-process welding equipment and the accessories required to weld. Students will use a multi-process welding machine set up for MIG to perform the five basic weld joints in all positions, as well as open root groove welds. Students also will learn basic maintenance of a multi-process welding machine, including gas hookup and wire spool replacement.

In Flux-cored arc welding students will discover the benefits of both gas and gasless flux-cored welding and where they are used. They will learn how to set up and operate flux-cored welding equipment. Students will perform multiple joint types and carry out welds in the flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions

  • Setup, usage, and safety of cutting torch, plate beveling machine, and plasma cutter

  • Grinder usage and safety

  • General Shop Safety

  • AWS Welding symbols, terms, definitions

  • Interpretation of blueprints for practical applications

  • Setup and maintenance of GMAW & FCAW welding equipment

  • GMAW & FCAW welding of the typical joints in all positions

  • Upon successful completion the opportunity to become a qualified welder per AWS specifications

Schedule M-F

Full-time 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Part-time 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


GMAW1216 (MIG/Flux Course)

GMAW1216.1 - Basic & Advanced MIG Welding    FCAW1216.2 -  Basic & Advanced Flux Core welding          


Time: 225 hrs

(6 weeks FT)

(12 weeks PT)


Students will receive a tool bucket valued at $800 that includes, but is not limited to, the following;

Welding hood, welders cap, FR shirt, Dewalt grinder, multiple grinding disks, drivers gloves, MIG gloves, MIG pliers, striker, quick square, tape measure, stainless brush, chipping hammer, headgear (dark & clear), flapper disk, rapid strip, carbon brush, soapstone, metal bucket, crescent wrench, project calculator, flashlight, tip cleaner, safety glasses, graph paper, & ear plugs

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