Gas Tungsten Arc Welding I (GTAW) Syllabus for 2021-2022
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WLDG-1378-001 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding I (GTAW)


Prerequisite: WLDG 1373 with minimum grade of C

Course Description

Instruction and practice of equipment inspection, maintenance, repair and set up for gas tungsten arc welding. Instruction and practice in the production of fillet and groove welds in all positions on carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminum. Practice and production of assemblies and coupons to be examined and tested according to Section 8 AWS SENSE QC10.

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(3 sem hrs; 2 lec, 2 lab)

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On Campus Course

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Authors: BJ Moniz and RT Miller

Publisher: American Technical Publishing Inc. 

ISBN: 978-0-8269-3084-2



Author: Jonathan F. Gosse

Publisher: American Technical Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 978-0-8269-3085-9







     (4)--AC logo long sleeve shirt 

          --Jeans, wool pants, coveralls or overalls (no rips or frays)

          --Plain cotton t-shirts

 (no designs/imprints or v neck/low cut shirts)

          --Leather Boots

(steel toed preferred)

     (1)--Welding cap

     (1)--Heavy duty welding Gloves

     (1)--Light leather work Gloves

     (1)--Leather welding Jacket

     (1)--Safety glasses

     (1)--Welding Helmet w/ #9 & #10 lens

 (or auto darkening lens)

     (8)--Clear cover plates for welding helmet

     (1)--Tinted Oxyfuel safety glasses (shade #5)

     (1)--Heat shield hand pad

     (1)--Grinding face shield         



(1)---Large tool bag or box

     (4)--4” C-clamps

     (1)--Wrench set 3/4" to 11/8

     (1)--Locking pliers

     (1)--Slip joint pliers

     (1)--Soap stone set

     (1)--Metal paint marker 

     (2)--Combination padlock

     (1)--12” Combination square (metal straight edge)

     (1)--Small flashlight

     (1)--Striker and matching flints

     (1)--Tape measure (16’ or larger)

     (1)--Chipping hammer

     (1)--Wire Brush

     (1)--4.5” Angle Grinder

   (20)--4.5” Grinder Hard rock disks (thick)

   (20)--4.5” Grinder flap disks 36 grit

     (3)--4.5” Grinder hard rock pipeliner disks (thin)

     (4)--4.5” Grinder wire wheel 

     (2)--3/32” Tungsten pack

 (1)---Three Ring heavy duty binder 3”

     (1)--8.5”x11” College ruled paper

     (1)--Graph paper (4 square/inch)

     (1)--Three ring dividers

Student Performance

  • Prepares time or job cards, reports or records.
  • Performs housekeeping duties.
  • Follows verbal instructions to complete work assignments.
  • Follows written instructions to complete work assignments.
  • Performs safety inspections of GTAW equipment and accessories.
  • Makes minor external repairs to GTAW equipment and accessories.
  • Sets up for GTAW operations on carbon steel.
  • Operates GTAW equipment on carbon steel.
  • Makes fillet welds in all positions on carbon steel.
  • Makes groove welds in all positions on carbon steel.
  • Passes GTAW welder performance qualification test on carbon steel.

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Students are recommended to take notes during lectures and should maintain a class notebook containing handouts and reference materials. Students shall furnish personal protective equipment to include safety glasses and have their own personal hand tools similar to those on the department tool list.


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Read safety handouts provided, use common sense, maintain safe shop practices, keep your Lab clean, and orderly. Keep all safety shields/guards, and equipment in place at all times. Notify your Instructor of faulty wiring/equipment, worn or damaged tools, or missing parts. No horseplay is allowed whatsoever. Academic disciplinary measures will be promptly administered to offending person(s). Please help the Instructor to maintain order so that he can be free to use your time for more effective teaching, and less time housekeeping. We all can enjoy the benefits of an effective and conducive learning environment. Remember to use your safety glasses when entering the shop area.


Tools, Equipment, and Clothing

Students shall wear appropriate clothing to perform any work task assigned. Tools and equipment specified for this class and any preliminary class in the curriculum are to be furnished by the student. Failure to dress for work or bring needed equipment may count as an absence. All tools should be properly used and cared for, thus allowing for longevity and safety of both the user and the tool.


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Grading Criteria

Written material from the text and workbook appropriate to each day's shop projects will be completed prior to the shop time.

The final overall grade will be determined as follows:

Welding Projects


Written Tests 30%







90----100%                                A

80----89%                                  B

70----79%                                  C

60----69%                                  D

   <60%                                     F


Attendance in class and lab participation is regarded as a requirement and an obligation for learning.  Students will be allowed to make up two excused absences with the prior approval of the instructor.  Extra shop time as needed to complete projects can be arranged on a "space available" basis.  Must have approval of instructor.



Class Meeting 1

Class orientation, welding safety, equipment setup and operation

Class Meeting 2

Equipment familiarization, weld beads on flat plate

Class Meeting 3

Lap welds, 14 ga. steel, flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead

Class Meeting 4

Lap welds, 14 ga. steel, flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead

Class Meeting 5

Tee welds, 14 ga. steel, horizontal, vertical, and overhead

Class Meeting 6

Tee welds, 14 ga. steel, horizontal, vertical, and overhead

First Written Exam

Class Meeting 7

Butt welds, 14 ga. steel, flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead

Class Meeting 8

Butt welds, 14 ga. steel, flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead

Class Meeting 9

3/8" steel plate, v-groove, open butt, root and hot pass, (3G

Class Meeting 10

3/8" steel plate, v-groove, open butt, root and hot pass, (3G)

Class Meeting 11

3/8" steel plate, v-groove, open butt, root and hot pass, (3G)

Guided Bend Test

Class Meeting 12

3/8" steel plate, v-groove, open butt, root and hot pass, (2G)

Class Meeting 13

3/8" steel plate, v-groove, open butt, root and hot pass, (2G)

Second Written Exam

Class Meeting 14

3/8" steel plate, v-groove, open butt, root and hot pass, (2G)

Guided Bend Test

Class Meeting 15

3/8" steel plate, v-groove, open butt, root and hot pass, (4G)

Class Meeting 16

3/8" steel plate, v-groove, open butt, root and hot pass, (4G)


Additional Information

Syllabus Created on:

09/19/22 10:16 AM

Last Edited on:

09/19/22 10:16 AM