Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Gas Metal Arc Welding Certification

 Title Abbreviation:   GMAW CERTIFICATION

 Department:    WT

 Course #:    226

 Credits:    1

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    1

 CIP:    480508

 EPC:    814

 REV:    2018

 Course Description  

Principles and practices relating to weld procedure qualification and welder certification. Limited thickness, all-position GMAW welder qualification test on carbon steel in conformity with AWS and WABO standards.


Prerequisite: 2 credits from any WT course or Department Chair permission.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 11

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Supplementary Elective  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Interpret State of Washington (WABO) welder qualification testing standards.
  2. Prepare and weld plates for all position, limited thickness GMAW welder qualification test.
  3. Extract, prepare, and bend weld test specimens from carbon steel test plates.
  4. Pass welder qualification test in accordance with WABO 27-13-A.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

0. Application and Integration

Definition: Applying information from one or more disciplines and/or field experiences in new contexts (Outcome 0.1); developing integrated approaches or responses to personal, academic, professional, and social issues (Outcomes 0.2-0.5).

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
0.1 Apply theories and concepts studied in the classroom to field, clinical, shop, research, or laboratory settings.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.1 Determine the extent of information needed.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.3 Demonstrate effective listening skills.

Course Contents

  1. Codes and standards as they apply to welder performance and procedure qualification testing.
  2. Fitup of weld assembly according to specifications.
  3. Extraction and preparation of weld test specimens for guided bend test.
  4. Strategies for passing welder qualification tests.