Gas Metal Arc Welding Spray Transfer: SENSE 1

Focuses on proper weld safety, machine setup and welding techniques of Gas Metal Arc Welding Spray Transfer. Students perform American Welding Society compliant welds on carbon steel in flat and horizontal positions. This course will prepare students to take an AWS welder certification test, which is recommended for its successful completion. It aligns with SENSE Level 1 Module 5 Key Indicators 1, 2 and 8-12, as well as Module 2 - Indicator 7, Module 3- Key Indicator 3, and Module 9 – Key Indicator 2.
Primary Material Type:
Development Tool
Des Moines Area Community College
Project Name:
Iowa Advanced Manufacturing Consortium
Funding Source:

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
American Welding Society and multiple welding employers across the state of Iowa were consulted. We worked in partnership with AWS to develop our plans for the curriculum development. Employers across the state were surveyed about welding positions to ensure alignment to needs. Local colleges also consulted with employers in their regions to determine implementation of developed courses.
Industry Sector:
Manufacturing -- Miscellaneous Manufacturing -- Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing (3399)
Production Occupations -- Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers (51-4121)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Precision Production (48)
Credit Type:
  • Credit
  • Non-Credit
Credential Type:
  • Stacked/Latticed Credential Model
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 1st year Community College or equivalent
Time Required:
30 Minutes
English (United States)
Interactivity Type:
Active - requires user to respond to prompts, questions, etc.
Quality of Subject Matter was assured by:
  • Participation as an ongoing member of team developing the instructional materials
Quality of Online/Hybrid Course Design assured by:
  • None
Course Note:
Iowa SENSE Aligned Welding Curriculum

Copyright / Licensing

Primary License:
Creative Commons License
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