Academic Catalogs

Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), Certificate of Specialization

Banner Code: 1_CE_GMAW

Not Financial Aid Eligible

This Certificate of Specialization certifies mastery of skills necessary for Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) Levels I, II, III, IV or V.

Program Outcomes

  1. Acquire the necessary skills training for proficiency in taking a welding qualification test for certification which may be required for employment.
  2. Improve or develop additional proficiencies required for professional growth or advancement in their current employment.

Review Graduation Requirements.

Course Title Units
Required Courses
WELD A100Arc & Oxy-acetylene Welding3-4
or WELD A101 Arc & Oxy-acetylene Welding
WELD A102Weld Testing GMAW 10.5
or WELD A103 Weld Test GMAW 2
WELD A200Advanced Welding3-4
or WELD A201 Advanced Welding
WELD A211Gas Metal Arc Welding Training Level 11
Total Units7.5-9.5

Program Sequence

These sequences at Orange Coast College are curriculum maps for students to finish all requirements for the certificate. There may be advisories, prerequisites, or time requirements that students need to consider before following these maps. Students are advised to meet with an Orange Coast College Counselor for alternate sequencing. 

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
Arc & Oxy-acetylene Welding
or Arc & Oxy-acetylene Welding
Semester 2
WELD A211 Gas Metal Arc Welding Training Level 1 1
Advanced Welding
or Advanced Welding
Weld Testing GMAW 1
or Weld Test GMAW 2
 Total Units7.5-9.5