Bakersfield College

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

Job Skills Certificate

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.

  • To Achieve the Job Skills Certificate
    Upon completion of the following courses with at least a ‘C’ grade in each course, the student will be awarded a Gas Metal Arc/Gas Tungsten Arc Welding/Flux Core Arc Welding Job Skills Certificate.
  • To Transfer Coursework
    A minimum of 8 semester units in the major with a grade of ‘C’ or better while maintaining a minimum grade point average of at least 2.0 in all California State University transferable coursework.
  • 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.

Total Units: 8


Required Courses:

Course Number Course Title 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 (Gas Metal Arc Welding) and FCAW (Flux Core Arc Welding) 2.0
WELD B74B Introduction to Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 2.0

**The courses and unit values on this page are representative of the typical values and courses required by this program. They are taken from the most current catalog, and therefore may not be accurate for the degree or certificate requirements for some students, depending on your year of catalog rights. Please refer to your appropriate catalog or see a counselor for accurate degree requirements.

Kern Community College District