Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Certificate

To learn more, visit: https://www.morainepark.edu/academics/programs/gas-tungsten-arc-welding-certificate/

Program Number: 61-442-4
Certificate
Campus: Fond du Lac, Jackson Regional Center
This program is not eligible for financial aid

Gain hands-on experience working with welding equipment and learn from instructors with years of industry experience in Moraine Park’s Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Certificate program.

About the Program

Want to work with your hands and gain entry-level employment in the manufacturing industry or a shop setting?

Moraine Park’s Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) Certificate prepares students for entry-level employment as gas tungsten arc welders in as little as six months, and students can also choose to continue their education by applying their certificate credits to the Welding technical diploma.

Gas tungsten arc welding, also known as TIG welding, is a welding process that can be used on most metals and alloys, and is popular for production and repair welding needs.

What You'll Learn

MPTC welding students gain hands-on experience using welding equipment and learn welding safety, occupational math, welding print reading, and gas tungsten arc welding in all positions.

Transfer Opportunities

Earn credits at MPTC and transfer to a four-year college to earn your bachelor’s degree.

Visit the Transfer to a Four-Year College page for more information on credit transfer agreements between Moraine Park and four-year colleges, both public and private.
 

Admission Process

Standard Admissions steps details

Credit for Prior Learning

Earn college credit outside the classroom through Moraine Park’s Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) opportunities. Credit opportunities are available for:

  •   Previous college coursework from prior institutions
  •   Military training and experience
  •   Passing of MPTC or national exams
  •   Skills or knowledge developed on the job or through other life experiences

Visit MPTC’s Credit for Prior Learning page for more information.

Approximate Costs

Tuition

Occupational

  • $146.20 per credit (resident)
  • $219.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)

Associate of Arts/Associate of Science

  • $188.90 per credit (resident)
  • $283.35 per credit (out-of-state resident)

Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.

Student Fees

  • $4.50 minimum per course Material Fee
  • $12.50 per-credit Supplemental Fee for Undergraduate courses
  • $10 minimum per credit Online Course Fee (Fee suspended for 2023-2024)
  • $4.50 per term mandatory Student Accident Insurance Fee

Please refer to Tuition & Fee Information for additional enrollment fee information.

Course Requirements

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
442-331 Welding Print Reading 2
442-386 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 1 (GTAW) 2
442-387 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 2 (GTAW) 2
804-360 Occupational Mathematics 1 2
 Credits8
 Total Credits8

Pathways

Earn certificates and two technical diplomas along this pathway. Start with some courses for entry-level employment, and continue with additional courses for higher wages and job advancement.