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Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)

Embedded Technical Diploma

Program number: 304425

Overview

Students in the Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) Embedded Technical Diploma develop an understanding of interpreting engineering drawings or blueprints, fundamental skills setting up and operating Gas Metal Arc Welding equipment and math functions used in a welding manufacturing environment. Students develop skills learning and applying industry accepted safe working practices and communication strategies commonly used in a welding manufacturing environment. The knowledge and skills learned provide students a foundation for pursuing careers and/or further education in welding manufacturing or metal fabrication. As a student in the Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) at Madison College, you will:

  • Learn to follow safety work practices.
  • Interpret drawings.
  • Understand and apply basic welding symbols.
  • Perform simple layout operations.
  • Set-up and operate Gas Metal Arc Welding equipment and simple welding fit-up and tack welding functions.
  • Weld in production environment.

Program Details

Students in the Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) program can attend part time.

Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

  • Portage

Explore financial aid eligibility for Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW).

All courses for this program are offered only in person.

Admission

To Apply
 

  • Visit MATC to learn more about the Madison College experience including campus tours and program open houses.

After Acceptance

Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at MATC. 

Questions?

Contact the Enrollment Center at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 246-6210.

 

Curriculum

Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2018-2019 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

Current program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:

  • Progress toward your specific requirements
  • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.

Courses





Outcomes

Earning your Embedded Technical Diploma in Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) program at Madison Area Technical College prepares you for valuable work as:

  • Helpers—Production Workers.
  • Entry level or helper roles in the manufacturing industry. 
Careers

Earning your Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) Embedded Technical Diploma at Madison Area Technical College prepares you for valuable work as a:  

  • Maintenance Welder
  • Qualified Welder
  • Structural Welder
  • Welder/Fabricator
  • Production Welder
  • Ironworker Apprentice
  • Steamfitter Apprentice

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