Basic Welding Certificate (CT.WLDBW02 61243)

The Basic Welding Certificate will help prepare students with the basic skill set required for an entry-level position in the welding field. The skills developed will include gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), gas metal arc welding (GMAW), shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), gas welding and cutting, and introductory blueprint reading. Additionally, the courses contained in this certificate will ensure the practical skills required for graduates of the Basic Welding Certificate are fully developed. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to apply basic welding skills using the GTAW, GMAW, and SMAW processes; perform basic welding equipment and tool operations; weld and cut on a variety of materials including carbon steel, stainless steel, and non-ferrous materials; apply and understand basic blueprints using the American Welding Society guidelines; operate automated cutting equipment using both plasma arc and oxy/fuel cutting torches; and perform welds on Tee-joints, Vee-grooves, Lap joints, and other weld joint configurations.