Bakersfield College


Gas Metal Arc/Gas Tungsten Arc/Flux Core Arc Welding

This certificate emphasizes welding processes of gas metal arc welding (GMAW), gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) and flux core arc welding (FCAW). Theory and application as well as safety of these applications while welding on mild steel,aluminum and stainless steel are emphasized.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will:

  • demonstrate proficiency in technical skills and safety principles required for industrial employment.
  • demonstrate problem solving skills used in industrial design and product development.
  • demonstrate a deep understanding of the core material required for transfer to a four year university degree program or certification in the department programs.

Career Opportunities:

Welder, Structural Fabricator

Total Units: 8

Required Courses

Course # Name Units
WELD B1A Introduction to Oxygen Acetylene Welding and Cutting 2.0
WELD B1B Introduction to the Welding Processes 2.0
WELD B74A Introduction to GMAW & FCAW 2.0
WELD B74B Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 2.0
Kern Community College District