Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) for Carbon Steel: SENSE1

Focuses on proper weld safety, machine setup and welding techniques for Gas Tungsten Arc Welding. Students perform American Welding Society compliant welds on carbon steel in flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead positions. This course will prepare students to take an AWS welder certification test, which is recommended for successful completion of this course. This course aligns to SENSE Level 1, Module 7 – Key Indicators 1-7, as well as Module 2 - Key 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:
Presentation only - requires user to navigate through content.
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:
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) for Carbon Steel: SENSE1

Copyright / Licensing

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