Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)

Steel fabrication practices and principles with GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding) course is designed to familiarize students with the principles and concepts to be a proficient and professional welder and steel fabrication. This course focuses on steel fabrication and is an OSHA authorized training course for shop facility equipment.


Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and Steel Fabrication Practices

  • Standard welding equipment (welding hood, 1 pair of welding gloves and chipping hammer) included.
  • OSHA authorized safety training.
  • Course focus to prepare students for positions in shop fabrication 3G structural weld test.
  • Guided exercise in blueprint reading and dictation.
  • Practice and principles of use for welding in all positions with 70 series and shielded wires.
  • Guided exercises for welding all positions, overhead, vertical and horizontal.
  • Guided exercises for safe and efficient use of standard shop fabrication equipment such as drill presses, plate benders, punches, rolling equipment, and automated torch equipment.
  • Guided exercises for the fabrication of steel assemblies such as handrail, piping, boxes, and frames.
  • Guided exercises for the layout of steel shapes using tools such as squares, levels, laser levels, transfer punches, and tape measures
  • Safe use and guidance with Oxy-Acetylene torch, including cut practice, bevel preparation, and scarfing skills.
  • Upon completion of the course and 3G structural test, the student will receive ACA certificate of completion.

Student Resources provided each course.

  • Affordable payment plan and flexibility (pay as you go.)
  • Steel material and tooling provided
  • Job placement assistance.
  • Possibility for a paid internship (due to availability.)
  • Flexibility with regards to the class schedule. (student must attend at least 20 hours per week.)

Classes beginning June 1st with new seats available every 5 to 7 months. Seating is limited to 10 persons on a first come, first served basis (reservations required.)

Additional information

Dates July 1, 2020 to July 1, 2021, February 1, 2020 to July 1, 2020, July 1, 2020 to January 1, 2021

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