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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Apex Technical School | Evaluated Learning Experience

Gas Metal Arc Welding

Location: 
24-02 Queens Plaza South, Long Island City, NY.
Length: 
150 hours (5 weeks); includes approximately 100 hours of lab experience.
Dates: 
May 2002 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to: perform set-up parameters and welding procedures of G.M.A.W. (Gas Metal Arc Welding) and F.C.A.W. (Flux Cores Arc Welding) and use appropriate safety procedures.

Instruction: 

Major topics include: G.M.A.W.: Groove welding in all positions on aluminum (spray transfer); all position qualification tests on aluminum; fillet welding in all positions on carbon steel pipe (short circuiting); groove welding in the horizontal and multiple positions on carbon steel pipe (short circuit); combination qualification test on carbon steel plate and pipe. F.C.A.W: Fillet welding in all positions on carbon steel pipe (self-shielded); groove welding in the horizontal and multiple positions on carbon steel pipe (self-shielded); fillet welding in all positions on carbon steel pipe (gas-shielded); groove welding in the horizontal and multiple positions on carbon steel pipe (gas-shielded); all position qualification test on carbon steel plate and pipe. Safety procedures. Instructional methods include: Study guides, required and supplemental readings, quizzes, homework assignments, class participation, and final exam.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours (1 lecture, 2 lab) in Welding Technology, Industrial Technology, Construction Technology, Vocational Technology, as an elective in Educational Technology, or as a technical elective in Mechanical Technology (1/03) (3/08 revalidation) (3/13 revalidation) (3/18 revalidation).

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