Gas Tungsten Arc Welder Certificate (GTA1)

The Gas Tungsten Arc Welder Technical Certificate of Credit provides instruction in TIG welding techniques. Topics include understanding the nature and culture of the welding industry, oxyfuel cutting techniques, and TIG welding processes.

Employment Opportunities

The Gas Tungsten Arc Welder certificate program is designed to prepare individuals for entry level employment within the welding and fabrication industry, as well as similar working environments where welding is needed.

Admissions Criteria

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Meet the following assessment requirements:
Test Reading Writing Numerical Algebra
Accuplacer 36 30 23 NA
Accuplacer (Next Gen) 218 222 223 NA
Compass 70 32 26 NA
SAT 16 15 18 NA
SAT 270 280 310 NA
ACT 14 13 14 NA
ASSET 37 38 32 NA
PSAT 16 15 18 NA
GED NA 145 145 NA
TABE 461 NA 442 NA

Gas Tungsten Arc Welder Curriculum

The Gas Tungsten Arc Welder certificate program is designed for the semester system. A student may enter the program any semester. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 15 semester credit hours. The program requires a minimum of 330 contact hours and generally takes 1 semester to complete.

Program Courses

Occupational Courses (15 Credits)

WELD 1000Intro to Welding Technology


WELD 1010Oxyfuel Cutting


WELD 1110Gas Tungsten Arc Welding


Welding Elective


WELD 1000: “C” or higher grade is required for this course.

Program Costs

Tuition ($100 per credit hour): $1,500

Fees ($385 per semester): $385

Books/Supplies: $180

Course Supply Fees: Welding (click to find individual course fees) 

(Costs are estimates and are subject to change.)