Gas Metal Arc Welding Certificate

Career Certificate
Cost
$5,136*

Excel at Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)

Gain the technical knowledge and skills for the most common industrial welding technique, gas metal arc welding (GMAW). Also known as metal inert gas (MIG) welding, it’s a process that joins metal using heat and electricity.

This is 1 of 7 credentials you can earn in welding at CLC. They all start with the same basic welding and safety skills. Each specialized certificate is designed around common occupations. Add them together for advanced skills or an associate degree.

What can you do with a Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) certificate?

Your certificate leads to entry-level welding positions. With some experience, you can advance quickly to quality assurance roles, travel welder or other jobs with greater responsibility and better pay. You'll likely start in a job called:

  • GMAW welder
  • metal inert gas (MIG) welder
  • skilled welder

See what students love about the welding and fabrication technology program at CLC. Picture yourself here:

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Recommended Pathway

This pathway serves as a guide for students to complete the degree or certificate assuming full-time enrollment (registered in 12 or more credit hours per semester) with Semester 1 typically representing a Fall term. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their College and Career Navigator (CCN) to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements based on individual academic goals. For a more inclusive list of course options, see the college catalog.

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  • Credit for prior learning available
  • Dual credit options available
  • Global citizenship
  • Online/Virtual options available
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    CLC 120 2
    WFT 113 3
    WFT 170 3
    WFT 270 3
    • Course Code CLC 120
      Course Title
      Credits 2
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    • Course Code WFT 113
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code WFT 170
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code WFT 270
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    WFT 175 3
    WFT 275 3
    WFT 117 3
    WFT 171 3
    • Course Code WFT 175
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code WFT 275
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code WFT 117
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights
    • Course Code WFT 171
      Course Title
      Credits 3
      Course Highlights

Total Credit Hours

23

*Cost is estimated based on recommended pathway credit hours. This includes in-district tuition and other fees, such as books and materials before financial aid is applied, as well as grants, loans or scholarships. There are many opportunities for financial assistance at CLC. Learn more about Cost of Attendance.




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Welding & Fabrication Technology at CLC: Get the bigger picture

A Gas Metal Arc Welding Certificate is just one possible way to study Welding and Fabrication Technology. Get the bigger picture - degrees, credentials and extra options.

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    Kyle Thorne

    Graduate

    "While I love the space and equipment, it was the instructors that kept me at CLC. They helped make sure I learned the right way, and I had fun doing it."


    Kyle took welding and fabrication classes at the CLC Grayslake campus and Advanced Technology Center in Gurnee. He then started his own mobile welding business. Kyle is one of many CLC graduates bringing their skills to the world of manufacturing.

    Read Kyle's story

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