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Aerospace/Manufacturing Gas Tungsten Arc Welding, Certificate of Proficiency

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Admission Dates: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

This program is designed to teach the basic techniques of Gas Tungsten Arc Welding in preparation for working in aerospace or similar manufacturing industry. Students learn the manual skills for GTAW beginning in oxy-fuel welding, and progressing to GTAW, welding steel, aluminum, and other metals in a variety of thicknesses. This Degree can be applied toward a Certificate of Proficiency  or an Associate degree in welding technology  

Welding Technology certificate graduates will:

  • be prepared for a range of entry-level positions as welder apprentices, welders, welder fabricators, welding fitters in aerospace or similar manufacturing industries utilizing the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding process
  • demonstrate critical thinking, teamwork, communication, intercultural appreciation, and technical and information literacy skills

Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not offer every course each quarter. It is the student’s responsibility to consult the Class Schedule and work out an individual schedule with an adviser or counselor. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.

Program Requirements

Required Course Sequence

Academic Core Requirements - 15 Credits

  • Written Communication 5 credits
  • Quantitative Reasoning 5 credits
  • Social Science 5 credits

Total Program Credits: 45

See Academic Core Requirements  for a list of all applicable courses for each of the categories listed above.

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