Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (CA)

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Major Area Requirements
HLTH 120ADULT CPR AND FIRST AID1
WELD 102INTRODUCTION TO WELDING6
WELD 110WELDING BLUEPRINT READING5
WELD 240GAS TUNGSTEN ARC WELDING6
WELD 241GAS METAL ARC FABRICATION6
Total Credits/Units24

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Program Outcomes

Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate Welding Technology principles of operation, terms and safe practices related to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) and cutting processes.
  • Explain the use of GTAW electrodes.
  • Describe the functions of GTAW power sources, electrical parameters, output characteristics and auxiliary controls.
  • Describe the criteria for visual inspection of GTAW weldments.
  • Demonstrate Plasma Arc Welding and Plasma Arc Cutting principles of operation.
  • Interpret blueprints and specifications.